The database page for Lawrence Michael Dart
My brother, Larry Dart, was a great guy and my best friend. We grew up on the southwest side of Chicago in the neighborhood of Mount Greenwood. Larry and I loved music and he was involved in it all his life. He was also a sports fan who was an excellent baseball player. He played first base at Morgan Park High School. He was a very good student, and a 1967 graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He was attending Drake Law School when he was drafted. He enlisted hoping to get a better job than infantry. He got Combat Engineer. While in-country he was very popular with his fellow soldiers and worked hard at his job. Two weeks before he was mortally wounded he won the Silver Star for rescuing several men from a ATC that hit a mine and burned. He was injured while clearing a road of a barrel that was booby trapped. He died a week later at Long Bien Hospital.
He left behind a beautiful wife, Bette Gae, and many friends. I was his only brother and I miss him more every year. Because every year my children and grand children grow older and more wonderful and I wish they could have been blessed by the company of their Uncle Larry. I do what I can to keep his memory alive in them.
From his brother,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 09 Aug 2007
Last updated 08/20/2007