FRED D LARSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 46 OF THE WALL

FRED DUANE LARSON

WALL NAME

FRED D LARSON

PANEL / LINE

11W/46

DATE OF BIRTH

06/22/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/24/1970

HOME OF RECORD

POLLOCK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Campbell County

STATE

SD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FRED DUANE LARSON
POSTED ON 3.13.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Fred Larson, Thank you for your service as a Field Artillery Basic. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. For many of us, we have begun Lent. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.22.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Fred Duane Larson, Served with Battery C, 6th Battalion, 11th Artillery Regiment, 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division.
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POSTED ON 1.29.2017

Final Mission of PFC Fred D. Larson

CPT James R. Fowler, 1LT Richard G. Gardner, and PFC Fred D. Larson were assigned to the 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. On April 24, 1970, they were participating in a combat patrol near the city of Lang Dong Ban, approximately 25 miles southeast of Quang Ngai City in Quang Nai Province, RVN. During the mission, four 6’ x 9’ camouflaged hootches were located along the trail by American troops. CPT Fowler, 1LT Gardner, PFC Larson, and a fourth soldier inspected the suspected enemy dwellings. Inside one of the hootches they searched through a basket. Unbeknownst to them, there was a hand grenade in the basket with the pin partially pulled out. Inside the basket was material which appeared to be clothing and papers. When the material was lifted from the basket, an explosion occurred. Larson was killed instantly in the blast. An urgent call was made for a dustoff (medical evacuation by helicopter) for two U.S. WHA (wounded hostile action) with multiple fragmentation wounds of head, chest and shoulders. Fowler and Gardner died before the dustoff reached them. The fourth soldier, SP4 Ronald Primavera, was transported to the 91st Evacuation Hospital in Chu Lai. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and 6-11artillery.org]
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POSTED ON 11.28.2015

Final Mission of PFC Fred D. Larson

PFC Fred D. Larson served with C Battery, 6th Battalion, 11th Artillery. On the afternoon of April 24, 1970, PFC Larson was a member of a forward observation team attached to an infantry unit which was participating in a combat patrol near the city of Lang Dong Ban, approximately 25 miles southeast of Quang Ngai City in Quang Nai Province, RVN. At 1:00 PM, as PFC Larson and a fellow soldier were searching a suspected enemy dwelling, a concealed enemy explosive device was detonated. As a result of the explosion, he received fatal fragments wounds. [Taken from sdvietnamwarmemorial.com]
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POSTED ON 7.4.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Fred Duane Larson, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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