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Lary Dale Fogle
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1947
Lawrenceburg
Dearborn County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1965, Vietnam

Lary was only 18 years and 4 days old when he was killed in Vietnam. He was an airborne trooper and proud to serve his country. He attended Lawrenceburg Consolidated High School, class of 1965. He can be found on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 4E, Line 30. His tombstone spells his name LARRY but on the VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL in Washington, DC and all other papers etc. it is spelled with only one R------LARY !!

Lary Fogle, Lawrenceburg, Indiana was the first Dearborn County resident to lose his life in the Vietnam War. He had turned 18 years old just 4 days before his death. He was in combat at age 17 though a major controversy led to a rules change requiring someone to be 18 to fight, said Lawrenceburg Consolidated High School (LCHS) friend and classmate, P.G. Gentrup, Rising Sun. He had dodged the bullet once before when a .30 caliber round struck him in the chest but was deflected by a saber tooth he was wearing and only wounded him," said Gentrup. Fogle was killed by fragments of a mortar shell while serving as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. " Lary had a happy-go-lucky attitude and always was smiling. He could always get you to laugh and it was always a good time if he was around," said Gentrup. There is a copy of a letter he wrote home engraved on the Vietnam Memorial in Indianapolis, Indiana and it says, FORT GORDON, Georgia 1965 " Dear Dad, Pop, if I do go into combat I intend on doing my job to the best of my ability. However, I don't intend on being a HERO. I might be wrong but in my way of thinking, the only heroes there are, are the men who get killed in the process of doing their job." Love always, Lary. As of April 8, 2009 his mom, Esther, is still living and is in Shady Nook Nursing Home in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. 
 
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 Parents:
  Herbert Fogle (1926 - 1990)
 
 Siblings:
  Larry Dale Fogle (1947 - 1965)*
  Lary Dale Fogle (1947 - 1965)
  Johnny Lee Fogle (1954 - 1978)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Burial in Section K
 
Burial:
River View Cemetery
Aurora
Dearborn County
Indiana, USA
Plot: permit # 9485
 
Maintained by: Pete Nocks
Originally Created by: PG
Record added: Jun 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14535629
Lary Dale Fogle
Added by: PG
 
Lary Dale Fogle
Added by: PG
 
Lary Dale Fogle
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Added by: Pete Nocks
 
 
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- familyroots♡
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014
Uncle Lary,I never had the chance to meet you but you are always in my thoughts. I am proud to call you my uncle. I wish I would have had the honor to have met you, instead I pass by the plaque that was made for you a few months after you died on my wal...(Read more)
- Angel Fogle-Jack
 Added: Jun. 6, 2009
Rest in peace.
- Marilyn Dahl
 Added: Feb. 26, 2009
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