The database page for Larry Shea
THE WALLThey walk along the granite block,
past names all etched in stone.
Among so many others here,
but fell so alone.
So many here to touch a soul
There are so many here
The Wall can bridge the largest gap,
Whose names we see forever etched
The sacrifice each one of you made
To help the friends and family
You fought a war, though unpopular,
Beyond the Wall we hope to find
So rest in peace my warrior,
The Wall means much to everyone.
So look upon the the granite face
A memorial initiated by his brothers,
Larry extended his tour of duty in Vietnam but was able to come home for two weeks before beginning his extension. Those two weeks were the last time we saw him. The two photos immediately below were taken while he was at home.
Larry, Mom, and Pop when Larry left to return to Vietnam
Left, Larry with David Wells; center/right, in barracks near Danang
Larry with children and buddies
Vietnam; right, in front of an APC
We never learned about the injury or growth visible on his cheek.
From his great nieces and nephews,
From his brother, uncle, son and friends,
A Note from The Virtual WallA Troop, 1st of the 10th Cavalry, lost two men on 24 Aug 1969: SP5 Larry Shea and SP4 Bernard P. Bailey of Torrance, California.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 8 Jun 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009