Lawrence T. Myers – A Marine and a Childhood Friend

Posted on August 13, 2012


Although most of this blog is dedicated to “The Men and The Mission” of Charlie Troop, from time to time I write about other people, other times and just my beliefs.

This time I want to write about a Childhood Friend of mine who gave his all in Vietnam. When I first met Larry, he and his family lived in a small community called Oakwood Hills in Illinois. Larry was a fun-loving eager young man. This carried over into his, although short, adulthood. Larry was a Proud Marine. Below is his last letter home.

CPL – E4 – Marine Corps – Regular Length of service 1 years His tour began on Mar 6, 1968 Casualty was on Oct 6, 1968 In QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE Body was recovered Panel 41W – Line 19

     Larry in Dress Uniform                                                                                                                                  Larry and his Prom date Barbara.

RIP Larry. You will Always be Honored and Never Forgotten.