Lawrence George KochSpecialist Four
A CO, 2ND BN, 27TH INF RGT, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
06 March 1948 - 26 November 1968
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The database page for Lawrence George Koch
Larry and I arrived in the 2/27 Wolfhounds the same day. We became good friends. Our first fire fight was something else - we became lost from the rest of the platoon. After heading in the direction of the battle we finally found the platoon.
Larry made friends quickly and we were not the new guys long. The platoon took off one night on a ambush patrol and ran into a battalion of NVA troops who were going to attack the company area. We were in hot soup. Lt. Jones said use only grenades after the first few minutes. Then they swept over us. We lost some good men that night includuing Larry. I will always remember Larry and his quick smile.
17 Mar 2004
Larry it has been 36 years since we were overrun in that rice paddy.
From a friend,
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Joseph W. Peace
11 Dec 2003
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 03/18/2004