Larry Irving Cornish

CAP 3-3-2, CACO 3-3, 3RD CAG, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
30 August 1948 - 11 July 1969
Canandaigua, New York
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Larry Irving Cornish

29 May 2007


by his best friend,
William R Hanna
31 May 2007

Larry was a great American, a great Marine and a good friend! We raised a lot of hell growing up in Canandaigua, New York, "back in the day!" Larry was killed in action the same year I was drafted, 1969. I spent 1970 between New Jersey and Oklahoma and all of 1971 "across the pond," in I Corps with an artillery unit. I thought of Larry often and wondered if I would share the same fate. The Good Lord blessed me and watched over me till I came home in December 1971.

I have a rubbing from the Wall for Larry, Ralph Rizzi and guys from my unit that never made it home. I always try and catch the "Moving Wall" whenever it is anywhere near.

Larry, I know that you are spending your days in the House of the Lord and that He is watching over you!

God Bless!

From a friend,
Bob Coleates
33 Bobcat Path, Marion, NC 28752

From The Virtual Wall:
SP4 Ralph W. Rizzi, A Co, 2nd Bn, 503rd Infantry, was killed in action on 22 June 1967 on Hill 1138, 7 kilometers southwest of Dak To, in what became known as the Battle of the Slopes.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his best friend,
William R Hanna

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 29 May 2007
Last updated 12/08/2007