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is honored on Panel 26W, Line 7 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Tribute to Sky Soldier

    Posted on 6/29/18 - by Mike Switzer
    On behalf of all the paratroopers who served with you in the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) and all who followed, we offer our respect and remembrance of your ultimate sacrifice. May you never be forgotten and your family and friends take comfort in your valor in serving.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 1/17/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Ssgt Larry Cooke,
    Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Indirect Fire Infantryman. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Squad Leader Larry

    Posted on 7/24/17 - by Henry (Aussie) Stiegler. Dog/4/503rd Airborne. 173rd Airborne Brigade (Sep)
    Learned this poem when I was a kid growing up in Australia. Hope this works for you mate.
    You shall not grow old as I have been left to grow old,
    Age shall not weary you, nor the years condemn,
    At the going down of the Sun and in the morning,
    I will remember you.

    I know the Lord has you in his arms. Be seeing you soon mate.
  • Cousin Larry

    Posted on 5/21/17 - by Wayne Criger
    He gave me a Dobie puppy around 1962, I was 7 he was 14. He was here for Xmas 68. His mother and my uncle are in the same plot on Presidio SF just beyond the entrance. According to a post on a 173rd site Larry and most of his squad were victims of remote det charge under a bridge. They had been chasing 2 snipers.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/17/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT Larry Houston Cooke, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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