! Fellow 1st Force Recon Team LeaderPosted on 5/27/15 - by Major Charles Lynn Lowder, USMCI am responding to the email in this string from Michael Remme, Lt. Col. USMCR. I was a newly arrived 1st Force team leader and scrambled onto Lt. Dave "Hot Rod" Hundley's CH-46 that was headed out to do a ladder extract of the remainder of Larry's team who survived the enemy ambush. Sgt. Karkos and a few others got out on the ladder. Later, after the area was prepped by powdered CS from a KC-130, another team was inserted by ladder to retrieve the bodies of the KIAs. These were all fine Marines in every sense and Larry was a very capable Marine Officer. It was a sad day in the unit and those Marines were missed greatly and still are.MORE
My friendPosted on 5/3/15 - by John McCaskillLarry and I were room mates at ECSU in Ada Okla. He was always so full of life, everyone he came in contact with liked him.He had many friends. After all these years its still hard to believe he is gone.MORE
Semper Fi LTPosted on 1/22/14 - by FormerUSNThank you for your sacrifice. We who served during the VN conflict will never forget you.
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/24/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear 2LT Larry Monroe Beck, sirMORE
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
Salute to a Fellow VeteranPosted on 3/1/13 - by Jim and Tom Reece, and Rosa King firstname.lastname@example.org MORE
Semper FiPosted on 1/23/12 - by A MarineSemper Fi, Sir.
We RememberPosted on 11/17/10 - by Robert Sage email@example.comLarry is buried at Mt Olnet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, OK. BSM PH
Team PaddleboatPosted on 1/25/10 - by Michael Remme, Lt. Col. USMCR (ret) firstname.lastname@example.org
Lt. Beck commanded this recon team, ambushed by NVA in a valley west of An Hoa. My Huey found the survivors after he, his radio operator and corpsman were killed. A CH-46 piloted by Lt. Hundley rescued them from the encircling enemy by dropping a chain ladder to them while we kept the enemy off. I came across the site by accident on the very day this happened, 41 years later. Any survivors of the team are welcome to contact me. The Marine who talked us in to their location (Heinemeier) lost his life later. The account is written up in a book about Force Recon by a doctor assigned to them.
Thank You for Giving it AllPosted on 11/7/09 - by Morganne McCutchen email@example.comThough I have never experienced war, I cannot possibly imagine what you had to go through and the fact that you experienced it at such a young age. You had your whole life in front of you, and then you're sent off to war. I sincerely thank you Larry Monroe Beck for serving your country and giving up that life you could have lived so that we as Americans could live freely and feel safe knowing troops like you were fighting for US. Thank you so much. Your sacrifice is much appreciated.MORE
Thank YouPosted on 10/25/06 - by firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks for serving.
Thank you Lieutenant Larry Monroe BeckPosted on 1/23/04 - by Donald Lytle email@example.comAlthough we never met personally, I want to thank you Larry Monroe Beck, for your courageous and valiant service, your years of faithfully contributing, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!MORE
Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Sir, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!
Again, thank you Lieutenant Larry Monroe Beck, for a job well done!
REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND
Larry Monroe BeckPosted on 1/23/03 - by cblakeI have never heard your name before but I feel everyone here needs some acknowledgement of their ultimate sacrifice for our country. You died much too young. You most likely were just out of school. You had a life that deserved many more years. You left behind people who loved you and who, I imagine still feel the pain of your loss to this day. I hope they have comfort in knowing you are at rest and that they will someday see you again in a much better place.MORE
Your courage and efforts in Viet Nam will never be forgotten in my heart and in a multitude of others who have the upmost respect and honor for the soldiers who lost their lives there.
In Peace always
January 23, 2003
CharacterPosted on 8/21/01 - by Spencer WilcoxLarry and all his family are gone now. We knew him and he was a man of character. We named our first son after him. He was looking out for others as always. See you some day.MORE
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.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.