Larry Dee Brock

First Lieutenant
Army of the United States
22 February 1947 - 27 April 1969
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Silver Star

Combat Infantry

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Larry D Brock

The database page for Larry Dee Brock

14 Nov 2002

Larry and I became friends in grade school. We lived in the same neighborhood about 1/2 mile from each other. We probably put a 100,000 miles on our bike adventures back then. In high school, we competed for the same girlfriends. Half of them he won, the other half I won. It was great times before the war. You could not find a more laid back guy than Larry. I cannot think of a single person that did not like him.

We both went in the service about the same time. He became an officer, I didn't. I was a two year man all the way. We both went to Nam. I was there a year before he was. I was with Recon 1/506 Inf. 101st Airborne Div. and Larry was with the tough 1st Cav. Div. Because of the events in our army lives, I did not have the chance to visit with him before we went to Nam. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death. I often think about him and my other Nam buddies that didn't make it. I would love to hear from his family and friends.

A memorial initiated by a friend,
Dave Sas

1st Lt. Larry Brock and his wife, Kathryn
23 Aug 2003

1st Lt. Larry Brock was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Air Medal, and Purple Heart. His daughter was born six weeks after he was killed.

From his mother.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

D Company, 1/5th Cavalry, lost five men on 27 April 1969 in the firefight which developed following an initial ambush by VC troops:
  • 1LT Larry D. Brock, Oklahoma City, OK (Silver Star)
  • SP4 Arnold R. Bray, Paris, TX
  • SP4 Billy C. Chambers, Maysville, OK (Silver Star)
  • SP4 Gary R. Smith, Laconia, NH
  • PFC William W. Henderson, Lyndhurst, VA

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his mother. 
14 Nov 2002

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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