Larry Raymond SwisherSergeant
1ST BN, 508TH INF RGT, 3RD BDE, 82 ABN DIV
Army Of The United States
15 May 1947 - 16 March 1969
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The database page for Larry Raymond Swisher
I attended Hutch Tech High School with Larry.
He loved basketball.
Just wanted his family to know I think of him.
A note from The Virtual WallFollowing the Tet offensive in January 1968, General Westmoreland requested additional combat troops - specifically, he wanted the entire 82nd Airborne Division. He got the 82nd's 3rd Brigade, which was alerted for movement on Monday, 12 February, at 1730 hours. The Brigade's advance party departed Pope Air Force Base by C-141 Starlifter at 1730 hours Tuesday, 13 February, 1968 - exactly twenty-four hours after the formal alert was received. At the time of deployment, the Brigade's strength had reached ninety-five per cent, of which eighty percent had served at least one tour previously in the Republic of Vietnam. Many of the senior officers and men had also served in WWII, Korea, Dominican Republic or the Congo. The 1st of the 508th was part of the Brigade's Task Force 2.
The Third Brigade, 82nd Airborne, was withdrawn 22 months later.
A memorial from a friend,|
23 Sep 2001
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)