Larry Davis Hatcher

Private First Class
Army of the United States
12 May 1946 - 11 April 1968
Martinsville, Virginia
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Larry Davis Hatcher

27 May 2003

Larry, it has been a long time since Joseph Martin Elementary, but I can remember you like it was yesterday. I also remember the day I found out that you lost your life in the service of our country. It broke my heart. I went to the Wall a few years ago to visit some friends that have their names engraved there too, while I was there I had a visit with you. I still remember the blonde kid climbing the steps in front of his house wearing the old Army field cap.

From an old schoolmate,
Irvin "Butch" Emerson

09 May 2006

The Memorial:

We tried, we tried, Oh God we tried
So we could be here too
And walk around remembering
And look for names we knew
Our lives were lost so far away
Upon a distant shore
But we are here in memory
As you read our names once more
Remember us, Remember us
Although we're truly gone
Remember us, as we once were
And not just names in stone.

Larry: I miss you, MY FRIEND.

Kenneth Oakes

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Bravo 4/31st Infantry lost two men on 11 April 1968: SP4 Keith N. Atchley of Woodland, Washington, and PFC Larry D. Hatcher.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
an old schoolmate,
Irvin "Butch" Emerson

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 27 May 2003
Last updated 05/14/2006