Letterman, Lawrence Allen, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 11B10, B Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry
Service Years
1967 - 1967

Private First Class

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Nov 13, 1967
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Washington Memorial Park - Sea Tac, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
29E 090

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, The National Gold Star Family Registry

 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
4th Infantry Division1st Battalion, 35th Infantry
  1967-1967, 11B10, 4th Infantry Division
  1967-1967, 11B10, B Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Wheeler/Wallowa
 Colleges Attended 
University of PhoenixCentral Washington University
  1963-1964, University of Phoenix
  1966-1967, Central Washington University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
United States Army Private First Class Letterman was a helicopter crewmember participating on a late evening mission when his aircraft was hit by hostile rifle fire which knocked out its power and caused helicopter to crash. Larry served with B Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division.

Larry spent virtually his entire life in the Seattle area and attended Showalter Elementary School and Foster Junior and Senior High Schools where he participated in band for nine years and was a basketball letterman. Larry attended college in Phoenix, Arizona for a year and was a student at Central Washington State College when he entered the service.

Never Forgotten

Posted on 2/19/03 - by Mike McCann

Hi Larry,

I remember that day well, the day you left us. As we rode in the chopper you gave me your feelings about the war. I knew then that you were one good person. You taught me a lot that day in the things you said. I got down off the chopper that was to be taken away. I walked over to you and we sat down on the rice patty dike. As we sat there and talked, I finally felt like I was part of the squad and your friend. I remember so well how you took me under your care and taught me the ways of Nam. Then the rocket hit as we sit there side by side. I hollered "lets head for cover" and took off. Then I realized that you were not behind me. I ran back to you.

I held you for a moment and I knew. Why you and not me. We sitting side by side, why you my friend and not me. I have carried memories of you in my heart all this time. As long as I live your spirit will remain with me. You my dear fellow comrade will always remain young, true to your beliefs, and with God. You my friend will never be forgotten.......

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