From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Lawrence Larzalere '55

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: June 13, 1953

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

Lawrence is not listed in the 1955 Lucky Bag, nor the Class of 1955 "In Memoriam" page. Based on the timing — he was killed in a war that was over nearly two years before his class graduated — he must have had several years of college before entering the Class of 1955.


Holland Evening Sentinel: "Victims Identified SEOUL (UPI) -- The names of two Thunderjet pilots killed Sunday in a collision were released by the Fifth Air Force today. Second Lieutenants Joe Mayo Francis, Jr., of Roanoke, Va. and Lawrence Larzalere, of Hays Kan., died when their jets smashed into each other during a routine training flight near Taegu Korea."


LTC Robert "Bob" Leland Larzalere Ret passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in Fort Collins, Colorado. Bob, the son of August "Gus" William and Myrtle Beck Larzalere was born on December 1, 1928 in Minneapolis, Kansas. Bob was the middle child of three sons. His brothers were pilots in the armed forces and both died going down with their aircraft: Charles Reid Larzalere '47 at Pensacola, Florida in 1950 and 1st Lt. Lawrence Keith Larzalere in Korea in 1954.

Found Lawrence's name on 1948 class roster for Hays HS, Hays, KS. His older brother graduated there in 1946.

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Charles Larzalere '47 was his older brother.

Class of 1955

Lawrence is one of 34 members of the Class of 1955 in Memorial Hall.