Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Larry Glenn, United States Navy Veteran

Larry Glenn was born January 19, 1944 at Charlotte, North Carolina and passed away November 1, 2011 at Laredo, Texas, at the age of 67.

Larry was a track star in high school and placed third in the Texas State mile run. Larry proudly served his country in the United States Navy for six years, enlisting after graduation from high school. His service included a deployment aboard the aircraft carrier Bon Homme Richard off the coast of Vietnam. He left the Navy with the rank of Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class (jet engine mechanic.)

Larry loved to fish and was a member of the American Legion and the VFW.

At the time of his death, his well worn bible was found opened to Psalm 106.

An interment service was held on November 10 at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. In attendance were the Patriot Guard Riders who, as pall bearers, moved the flag draped casket from the hearse to the committal shelter.

A family friend told of Larry's life and led the gathered family and friends in final prayers.

The United States Navy Honor guard rendered military honors. The Navy bugler played taps. The flag that covered the casket was folded into a tight triangle and presented to Larry's younger brother on behalf of the President of the United States and the Chief of Naval Operations as a symbol of appreciation for Larry's service to his country and a grateful Navy.

The service concluded with the playing of "The Old Rugged Cross."

Larry Glenn was then laid to rest on the slope of the cemetery, as the sun set over the Texas Hill Country, and the American flag flew at half-staff on the hill above in his honor.

Left to cherish his memory are his brother, his sister, two sons and numerous other dear family and friends.

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