As noted in Commander-in-Chief Mortorff’s General Order No. 5, the Order recently lost James Getty, “a long-time member of Gettysburg Camp 112 in the Department of Pennsylvania and Life Member 419. He received his Bachelors of Education Degree and Master of Music Degree from Illinois Wesleyan University. Jim’s early career was in vocal performance and opera. From 1952 to 1956, he was in the United States Navy and served in the Korean War on the minesweeper USS SWIFT 122.
Jim’s lengthy (40 years) career as an Abraham Lincoln portrayer was astonishing. We enjoyed is services at many of our events, including the Annual Remembrance Days event in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
A comprehensive obituary can be found on the Gettysburg Times online. We will miss him greatly.”