Capt Larry Fletcher Potts

Capt Larry Fletcher Potts

Death 7 Apr 1972 (aged 25)
Burial Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 7454672 · View Source
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Captain Larry Fletcher Potts was from Smyrna, Delaware.

He served with Subunit 1, 1st Air-Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III MAF as a Field Artillery Officer during the Vietnam War.

He was declared "Missing In Action" on his birthday, April 7, 1972, when he was flying in an unarmed North American Rockwell Bronco (OV10-A) over South Vietnam when it crashed and he was taken prisoner in the Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam.

He was taking part in the rescue effort of a downed Air Force Pilot.

His body was never recovered and he was declared to be deceased on January 31, 1979.

He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )



Capt., U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 16 May 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7454672
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Larry Fletcher Potts (7 Apr 1947–7 Apr 1972), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7454672, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery African American, Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .