LARRY L NIEKEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 132 OF THE WALL

LARRY LEE NIEKEN

WALL NAME

LARRY L NIEKEN

PANEL / LINE

9W/132

DATE OF BIRTH

03/24/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/08/1970

HOME OF RECORD

HILLMAN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Morrison County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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LEFT FOR LARRY LEE NIEKEN
POSTED ON 6.15.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever….
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POSTED ON 1.26.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear CPL Larry Nieken, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. I researched you on the 51st anniversary of the start of your tour. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It’s a New Year, but not necessarily better. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 4.20.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Larry Lee Nieken, 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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POSTED ON 2.23.2015

We joined together on "buddy System"

Larry and I were friends and joined the Army together in the summer of "69.
We went through basic training in Ft. Bragg, NC and then separated to different advanced training centers. After infantry training, Larry shipped to Vietnam. I was trained a medic and sent to Oakland, CA to work in a clinic.
It was while I was home on leave in July 1970 that I learned that Larry had been killed in action.
I was obviously quite saddened by this news and wanted to remain with the family for awhile. But my leave was just ending and I needed to return to my duty station.
However, the family requested that I have the honor of being a "special escort" and return Larry's remains and pay honor and respect to his sacrifice at burial. It was a supreme honor. But, presenting the flag to Larry's mother was one of the most difficult things that I had done in my life.
Approximately three months later, I also went to serve in Vietnam.
By the grace of God, I returned safely to my family and friends.
Larry, you and your family made the ultimate sacrifice. I miss you. Rest in Peace.

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POSTED ON 6.3.2014
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Photo remembrance of Larry Lee Nieken

Photo was provided by Larry’s cousin Suzanne Luchka after Travis Grimler wrote a story on the “Call for Photos” in the Pine River, Minnesota Echo/Journal Newspaper. Thank you Suzanne, Travis and the Pine River Echo/Journal!

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Larry.
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