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  • Date of Birth:8/19/1947
  • Date of Casualty:3/4/1969
  • Home of Record:HOUSTON
  • County of Record:HARRIS COUNTY
  • State:TX
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row:30W, 37
  • Casualty Province:NIHN THUAN


  • Date of Birth:12/28/1949
  • Date of Casualty:3/4/1969
  • Home of Record:COLUMBUS
  • State:GA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:30W, 38
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


is honored on Panel 30W, Row 37 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Nice letter about your Mother

    Posted on 1/28/15 - by Wayne Halloran
    I have omitted a name & her address. See below letter from 1/26/15

    Dear Wayne,

    My name is Matt Xxxx. I am a mailman in upper Manhattan and my route for the last 12 years has included 15 Sickles street apt. I had the pleasure of meeting Lauri's (Larry) mother Vicki (Villi) and have had many interesting conversations with her about Estonia and her life there and in New York. Vicki has always been kind to me and generous too. She often gives me a box of Godiva chocolates when I bring a package to her. Over the course of time She and I found out that I share the same birthday as Lauri Sept 11, although I was born in 1954. Vicki is still living at this address and I consider her a friend. She has given me much wise advice over the years and I can say I've grown to love her as best as my ability allows. I see photos of Lauri and she keeps the plastic models of ships that he assembled as a boy. Vicky is a fine human being and an amazing intellect. I know that your friend Lauri was most certainly the same. I have found photos on the web of Lauri by searching his name. I just wanted to let you know as your remembrances on the memorial page stated you were looking for one. All the best to you and thank you for leaving your posts.
    Sincerely, Matt Xxxx
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/22/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Lauri Kangro, 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
  • To My friend

    Posted on 11/9/13 - by Wayne Halloran
    Here it veterns day again and I want to salute you. You my friend will never be forgotten. I have been trying in vain to post a picture of you, but can't seem to find one. I am hoping that someone might see this post and contact me if they have one. You are always on my mine, thank you again for your sacrafice and that of your family............... R.I.P. my friend
  • Old Friends

    Posted on 5/17/13 - by


    I have been trying to post a picture of you from 'way back when' so far no luck. I will keep trying. Pray for us as we pray for you and all your comrads. R.I.P.

  • Memorial Day 2011

    Posted on 5/30/11 - by Wayne Halloran
    Another year Larry, you are still & always will be remembered. R.I.P. my friend.
  • Always On My Mind

    Posted on 11/5/10 - by Wayne Halloran
    Larry, Another veterns day is fast approaching. I want to salute you & let you know your sacrafice will never be forgotten. Larry,pray for us we pray for you...Your buddy, Wayne
  • Vinegar Hill

    Posted on 6/2/10
    I remember you from CCNY - you were a fine man.

  • Memorial Day 2010

    Posted on 5/31/10 - by Wayne Halloran
    Larry, You and all the Inwood boys will never be forgotten. R.I.P. my friend.
  • From family

    Posted on 3/6/10 - by Tim
    Lauri, minu nimi on Tim. I am a nephew of yours. I never knew you but to me and my family you are somebody and you always will be. I have been to the Wall and taken a rubbing of your name with your cousin Ene and my brother, we keep it with us among a record of your Eesti ancestors. We have not forgotten you and we never will forget you. Even if you are not with us you will always be there.

  • Veterans Day 2009

    Posted on 11/11/09 - by

    Larry, You & all the veterans will be remembered today for your sacrafice. R.I.P. my friend.

  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 3/4/09 - by Bob Ross
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    Mary Frye – 1932

  • Memorial Day 2008

    Posted on 5/25/08 - by Wayne Halloran
    Larry, It's been awhile since I have visited "The Wall". You & all the Inwood boys are always on my mind. Your's & your famiily's sacrafice will never be forgotten. I leave my email address for anyone that would like to contact me. R.I.P my friend.
  • R.I.P.--- From An Inwood Friend

    Posted on 10/17/07 - by
    Larry, I'm here at the "WALL" one more time. You & all the boy's from Inwood are forever in my mind & my prayers. I leave my email address for anyone who wants to get in touch. RIP my friend. Your buddy, Wayne Halloran
  • Friends Forever

    Posted on 3/25/05 - by Wayne Halloran
    I must have been at this site 1,000 times,today I saw the posting from Al & it brought back old but good memories.Larry it's been 36 years & we still miss you & your humor.May god blees you & all your buddy's. R.I.P.
  • LOVE

    Posted on 11/20/02 - by Alan O'Mara
    god bless you larry, i love you remember the Bravados!!!

The Wall of Faces

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