GREEN BERETS Thorne, Larry Alan

Special Men
By Dennis Foley

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Thorne
  • FORENAME
Larry Alan
  • UNIT
5 SF Group (MACV- SOG) (RT Iowa)
  • RANK
Captain
  • NUMBER
0-2287104​
  • DATE OF DEATH
18th October 1965
  • AGE
46
  • GRAVESITE
Arlington National Cemetery,Virginia Section 60 Site 8136
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Norwalk,Connecticut
born 28.5.1919 Viipuri,Finland (as Torni,Lauri Allan)
single
served WW2 with Finnish Army and German Waffen SS (SS Norland Division)
emigrated to USA 1950
entered service 1954
Airborne School
77 SF Group 1955-57 (Staff Sgt)
commissioned 1957
11th Airborne Division 1957-59
10 SF Group 1959-62
7 SF Group (Company A,1 Bn,Det A-734) 1963-64
5 SF Group 1964-65
Special Detachment 5891,HQ MACV Advisors 1965
MACV-SOG (RT Iowa) 1965
awards D.F.C.,Bronze Star,Air Medal,Army Commendation Medal
killed in air crash (Vietnamese A.F. CH 34 helicopter) Phuoc Son,Quang Nam Province,
South Vietnam (1st MACV-SOG Shining Brass mission)
body not recovered
declared dead 19.10.1966 as Major
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific,Honolulu,Hawaii Courts of the Missing
remains repatriated 15.3.2002
remains identified 4.6.2003
buried 26.6.2003
Vietnam Veterans Memorial,Washington,DC Panel 02E Line 126
 
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