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In Tribute to Capt. Gerald Francis Deconto
44 years old.   Residence: Sandwich, Mass.
Died in Pentagon

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I reflect back....and remember such a wonderful and charismatic person so devoted in all aspects of life. I served with him...and will always remember him.. You continue to touch me..

*** Posted by GMC(sw) Chris Clarke (ret) on 2012-09-12 ***

Godspeed to you Gerry Deconto. You are great example for us all left behind. My heart reaches out to your family during as we all reflect on where we were when they had t endure your sacrifice old friend. I know that the people of our great nation stand tall with sypmathy for the loved ones you left behind.  We stand behind you and your 2976 kindred spirits with great sorrow and even greater pride.

*** Posted by Paul Faulkingham on 2011-09-09 ***

The commemoration service for our NATO brother-at-arms, Capt. Gerald Francis Deconto, a former COS of the NATO SNFM task group held autumn 2004 for on board USS Simpson in attendance of his mother and close family members, while visiting Boston with NATO SNMG 1 task group was a just tribute to this great friend of many sailors and a proper way to pay our respect to his family. He will not be forgotten!

*** Posted by RDML Leon Bruin on 2008-03-06 ***


*** Posted by DUSTIN CLARK on 2007-09-11 ***

Capt. Deconto was my CO durning the end of my tour on the USS Simpson. I was an HM3 then, one of his three "docs" on the ship. He was a sailors CO, I'm sorry that he is gone. God bless! 6/5/07

*** Posted by Shawn Gamber RN on 2007-06-05 ***

I was Gerry's neighbor in Sandwich. He was a great guy...Lots of fun when we were growing up. I remember him fondly on this day, 9/11/2006.

*** Posted by Ron Thibideau on 2006-09-11 ***

Gerry was a good friend of a friend of mine. I only met him a ouple of times. He was a very nice person who cared deeply about his country and enjoyed life. You are in God's hands now - may you rest in peace.

*** Posted by AB - Woodbridge, VA on 2006-09-11 ***

Gerry the images of the Pentagon being used in the ongoing Moussaoui trial have again reminded our nation of the service and sacrifice that you and those who fell with you at the Pentagon, WTC and in the field in Pennsylvania made for our country.
You are remembered often by all who served with you and know you, we pray for you and your Family. I salute you and am proud to have known you.
God Bless & Be at Peace,

*** Posted by CDR Scott 'Gordie' Gordon, USN (ret) on 2006-04-11 ***


I'm the commander of the so called Standing Naval Force Atlantic, one of the 2 permanent high readiness NATO task groups. Currently my group is steaming up to Bermuda to assemble with American and Canadian ships for our Westlant deployment. Besides executing exercises we will visit amongst others Baltimore, New York and Boston. As Capt Gerald DeConto was at one time the Chief of Staff of the Standing Naval Force Mediterranean we deemed it appropriate to have a commemoration service for him which is scheduled to take place in the Pentagon while we are visiting Baltimore. You could really help me by providing me with any information about who he was and/or bring me via E-mail in contact with persons who have served with him while he was the commanding officer of USS Simpson.

I really appreciate your efforts to make this commemoration one to be remembered

RDML Leon Bruin, Royal Netherlands Navy

On board HNLMS Jacob van Heemskerck, flagship SNFL
E-mail: csnfl@f812.com

*** Posted by RDML Leon Bruin, CSNFL on 2004-09-06 ***

Captain, I will make it my destiny to fight for everything you stood for and protect freedom.  We will miss you and I want to say hello to someone I knew quite well who served under you and with me during my period with the U.S.S Simpson, Sar Swimmer Lawrence Petrowicz

*** Posted by David Jason Silver on 2004-05-16 ***

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