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In his memory:

Capt. Walter Charles "Chuck" Larry

Updated: December 16, 2020

Captain Larry died on Jan 6th, 2003, from Progressive Supra-Nuclear Palsy. He retired in 1984 after 41 years of service. He was buried at sea aboard the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) at 0700 on December 27,2010. Location is N20-29. 54 W159-18.24.

Laura Larry VanDeusen, youngest daughter

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    Memories and Tributes

    L-R: "Larry's Legion" detachment patch; VFP-62 "Fightin' Photo" patch

  • (Word Document) Click to see: Captain Larry Memorial

    Contributed by: Diane Larry Weinberg (daughter)

  • Update (12/18/20): Very sorry to read about CAPT Larry's illness and death. His burial at sea marked the final chapter in Naval service for a real sailor and a great aviator.

    He shared some sea and aviation stories with us during his tour as OIC and later the director of the US Navy Motion Picture Service at the old Brooklyn Navy Yard. CAPT Larry was a man of action who thoroughly understood the Navy and his responsibilities not only for the service arm but for the sailors who depended on his leadership and skills in providing movies on film and later on video.

    We were all present for his retirement when BUPERS awarded CAPT Larry the Legion of Merit. He looked really sharp in his whites and sword.

    Captain Larry remained at his post as Director, NMPS Brooklyn NY, until a new active duty Navy OIC was assigned.

    As a carrier-qualified fighter pilot he was in the Navy's cream of the crop for aviators.

    Joe Lance (Exec) and I met his lovely wife and they graciously entertained us as overnight guests for a night at their MT Vernon, VA, home prior to a BUPERS meeting the next morning. He liked his bronzy-brownish French Peugeot and that was our transport from Brooklyn to DC and back.

    One day he flew with a pilot friend and Chuck took the controls for a landing. Monday morning he was all smiles as he described how it felt to land a plane again after so many years.

    Rest in Peace Chuck.

    William H. Northacker
    Lieutenant Colonel, Special Forces
    US Army, Retired
    US Navy Motion Picture Service, Retired

  • Capt. W. C. Larry was the Officer in charge of the 1964-65 Detachment 59 ("Larry's Legion"), USS Forrestal. See "Faces of VFP-62" and "Sea Stories" Page 2 for additional information. Please send the Webmaster any information appropriate for this memorial.

    Circa 1964 Photo: John Sees

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