Fitzsimmons, Larry Lee, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 1542, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry
Service Years
1958 - 1968


First Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Houston, Texas

Casualty Date
Mar 18, 1968
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Houston National Cemetery - Houston, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
45E 021

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Infantry Division1st Battalion, 26th Infantry
  1967-1968, 1542, 1st Infantry Division
  1967-1968, 1542, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt. Fitzsimmons initally enlisted on 5 September 1958.

Prior to service in Vietnam, he had been an Instructor Sergeant with the SFTG (Special Forces Training Group in Fort Bragg, North Carolina). He then had attended OCS to receive his commission.

1st Lt. Larry Fitzsimmons served with D Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division in Binh Duong Province, RVN.  His tour began on 4 December 1967. 

He was killed in action in Binh Duong Province, northwest of Saigon along with SP4 Theodore L. Zawisza.

He left a wife, Gundy, and two sons at his passing.

He was interred in Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Plot C, 527. 

Silver Star, Bronze Star (V) with OLC, (Merit) and PH are listed on his grave marker.
Note:  (to be verified)
He went to OCS, reentering on active reserve status on 10 December 1966.  Very likely received his 2nd Lt. Commission at OCS, possibly at Fort Benning, Georgia.  He did go through Ranger Training.

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