It was January, 1968, in a naval medical clincic in Seattle that I last saw Larry. He had returned from duty as a crew member on a river patrol boat in Viet Nam and he was awaiting discharge from the Navy as was I.
River patrol boat duty was the jungle war contribution by the Navy. Certainly it was the least sought after duty and the most dangerous. Larry had made it through.
Carlin Good, in her last year at Seattle University, was also living in Seattle at that time. When she learned that two of her St. Patrick's School classmates were having dinner in a navy chow hall she rallied her roomies and their apartment became the best place in Seattle for home cooking.
From what I have learned about Larry, he held to the highest standards of physical and moral courage in the military. His life will continue to inspire me.