Oct 062011

PFC Larry Edward Cranford

Birth: Sep. 26, 1946 Charlotte Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: May 25, 1966, Vietnam.

PFC Larry Edward Cranford, Vietnam Veteran, native of Charlotte, NC was 19 years old and was not married. It as reported that Larry died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine. He was the son of Mrs. Carl E. Cranford of Charlotte, NC. He served with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, “The Big Red One”. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, 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 Co., NC.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744;finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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