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PFC Larry Edward Cranford
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1946
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 25, 1966, Vietnam

PFC Larry Edward Cranford, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Charlotte, NC.

Private First Class Larry Edward Cranford was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, PFC Cranford served our country until May 25th, 1966 in South Vietnam. He was 19 years old and was not married. It as reported that Larry died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine. His body was recovered. PFC Cranford is on panel 07E, line 108 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. PFC Cranford served our country for almost one year.

A Friend Never Forgotten: Larry was one of my closest friends when we were stationed at Fort McNair, The Old Guard in Washington DC. Everything seemed fine, life was great, the biggest problem we had was spit and polish to be prepared for our next ceremony. Parades, Kennedy gravesite and military funerals. Then the call came, many from the Old Guard were sent to the Big Red One. Unfortunately Larry and I were sent to different Brigades so once we left for Vietnam, I never saw Larry again. I miss you Larry and think of you and pray for you all the time. Until we meet again. A friend forever, Robert Krzynowek, 303 Homestead Drive, Cary, North Carolina, 27513.

Larry sat across me in study hall, North Mecklenburg High, in 1963. I remember so well because I was headed to study hall after Algebra when President John Kennedy was killed. We both heard at the same time that Kennedy had died violently, not knowing that at some point in the future Larry would meet the same fate influenced by the very news that we were hearing that day. Godspeed, Larry. Bruce Kepley, 914 Zeb Helms Road, Monroe, NC 28112.

He was the son of Mrs Carl E Cranford, Route #11, Irdell Drive, Charlotte, NC.

He served with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, "The Big Red One",
USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

 
 
Burial:
Sharon Memorial Park
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17363240
PFC Larry Edward Cranford
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PFC Larry Edward Cranford
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PFC Larry Edward Cranford
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- Susan I. Grills
 Added: May. 28, 2013
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Aug. 29, 2012
Cousin of Larry I was eight years old when he passed I still remember it well and just wanted to thank him for his sacrifice
- Cyrus Smith
 Added: Jul. 14, 2011
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