Lary George Humes

Photo added by Geraldine "Gerry" Humes

Lary George Humes

  • Birth 5 Feb 1950
  • Death 23 Feb 1973
  • Burial Salida, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA
  • Memorial ID 32078531

LARY GEORGE HUMES, b. 05 Feb 1950, Colorado; d. 23 Feb 1973, Colorado (Source: "Newspaper Clipping," Dateline: Trinidad (C-SJ) Larry George Humes, 23, a Trinidad State Junior College student from Salida, was killed in a one-vehicle accident at 11:55 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 350 about 1 mile east of Trinidad. Humes, who apparently died from a broken neck, was the rear seat passenger in a sedan driven by Eddie Charles Salazar, 20, of Manassa. Alfonso Bustos, 20 of Olathe was the other passenger.

Transcription provided by Find A Grave contributor Dorothy J. Shadwell Wheatley - Thank you.

Lary was the son of Clarence and Joy Tuttle Humes. He was survived by his twin brother Gary Humes and sister currently living in Denver area. Lary had just returned (not sure on the timing - but seemed like it was less than a year) from his service in the Vietnam War.

Found this on the internet re: inscription "Vietnam BSM - OLC on his headstone.

A BSM is the Bronze Star Medal..the OLC is an Oak Leaf Cluster...indicating a second or subsequent award. It means he was awarded the BSM twice.


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  • Created by: Geraldine "Gerry" Humes
  • Added: 9 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32078531
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lary George Humes (5 Feb 1950–23 Feb 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32078531, citing Fairview Cemetery, Salida, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Geraldine "Gerry" Humes (contributor 46795684) .