“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.

My son William L Griffen was born on January 19, 1980 and passed away on November 9, 2012, he achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer (CPO). He was following in his grandfather's footstep's. He was so worried about being let go due to the cancer. He loved serving his country.