LARRY J MCGRAW
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HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 9 OF THE WALL

LARRY JOE MCGRAW

WALL NAME

LARRY J MCGRAW

PANEL / LINE

16W/9

DATE OF BIRTH

02/28/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/31/1969

HOME OF RECORD

WOODLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Mifflin County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LARRY JOE MCGRAW
POSTED ON 7.12.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotions and spends himself in a great worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end triumph of high achievement and, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while caring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold, timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt
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POSTED ON 8.24.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Larry McGraw, Thank you for your service as an AH-1 Attack Helicopter Repairer with the 1st Cavalry. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Time passes quickly, but our world needs help. 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 11.3.2018
POSTED BY: Peggy Ogden Campbell

High school classmate

Although we were not close friends while both attended Clearfield high school, we both went on to serve our country. I went in the US Navy WAVES and you into the US Army. Sadly you gave the ultimate sacrifice. You are and always will be remembered. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our country.
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POSTED ON 10.26.2018

Final Mission of SP4 Larry J. McGraw

On October 31, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 66-16650) from Company B, 229th Aviation Battalion, was on a Command and Control (C&C) mission in Tay Ninh Province, RVN, when it experienced a transmission failure beside Nui Ba Den Mountain and crashed, killing ten U.S. personnel. The lost personnel included aircraft commander CPT Murray J. Wyman, pilot WO1 Michael D. Rosenthal Jr., crew chief SP4 Larry J. McGraw, and gunner SP4 Steve L. Escallier; also lost were passengers LTC Robert L. Alexander, CPT Michael D. Brightman, CPT Adamo E. DeAngelis, CPT Paul E. Reaume, SGM Edward E. See, and SGT Brian J. Morrow. The C&C mission was for a battalion of the 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Americal). The aircraft had been on the mission all that morning and had shut down at the Tay Ninh V.I.P. helipad at approximately 8:30 AM to await its full complement of passengers. Details of the flight after that point are limited. The next contact the aircraft had was between 9:30-9:45 AM when a mayday call was received. An AH-1G helicopter gunship and two scout OH-6A helicopters flying in the area monitored the call and witnessed the aircraft impact with the ground. All the witnesses stated that the main rotor blades of 650 had stopped when they first established visual contact. The UH-1H was between 300-500 feet AGL at this time. The aircraft impacted at a steep angle and exploded on impact. The scout helicopters moved into the crash area in search of survivors while the gunship relayed coordinates and information concerning the crash. The downed aircraft continued to burn after the explosion and most of the aircraft was consumed in the fire. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 10.5.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Larry Joe McGraw, 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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