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Darwin N. Larson

LARSON, IRWIN, WEAVER

Posted By: Marlene K. Skalberg (email)
Date: 2/17/2019 at 12:43:06

Memorial services for Cpl Darwin N. Larson, who was killed in action last February 23, in Germany were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Morton Mills Church conducted by Rev. Orley Whie of Grant, the Rev. DeWitt Stauffer of Noble Center and Dr. Geo Weiss of Kansas City. Music was by Cecil Weaver of Villisca and tribute by the American Legion.
Corpal Larson, son of Las O. and Rebecca Larson, was born June 29, 1929 in Montgomery County and met his death while serving with the 737th Tank Battalion in General Pattons’s Third Army. He was 35 years old at his death. His captain wrote of him.
“The passing of Corporal Larson occasions not only the loss of a fine soldier, but a friend to his officers and men. You may be some measure of comforted in the knowledge that Corpaoral Larson make the supreme sacrifice for his country and the preservation of a better way of life.
“He was buried in the military cemetery in Western Europe, a Protestant chaplain officiating at the services.”
Corporal Larson was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.
He spent his life in Montgomery County, attended rural school and was engaged in farming several years. Later he operated a truck and did custom farming several years. Later he operated a truck and died custom farming. He entered the armed services October 9, 1942, took his training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and Fort Lewis, Washington and landed in England February 6, 1944.
Surviving him are his father, Lars O. Larson of Grant, a brother, Willis of Kansas city, two sisters, Thelma J. of East Bernstadt, Kentucky and Mrs. Geo Westerlund of Grant, also two nieces and a nephew. His mother and two brothers preceded him in death.
Villisca Review, Thursday, July 26, 1945, page 1


 

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