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== Lucky Bag ==
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[[File:1947 Larzalere LB.jpg|right|thumb|250px]]
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From the [https://archive.org/details/luckybag1947unse 1947 Lucky Bag:]
|LBName=Charles Reid Larzalere
|LBHometown=Hays, Kansas
|LBText=With a personality as easy-going and gentle as the plains of Kansas, Lere made many friends at the Academy. Always a good man in a bull session, he never neglected to advance his opinions strongly. Basketball held his main interest in sports during the long weeks of the winter, and the week-ends found him pursuing the art of dragging, although he has yet to discover that certain one. Lere never was quite won over to the system, for formation bells invariably found him still with one foot in the shower and a shirt still to be rigged.
|LBOther=The Class of 1947 was graduated in June 1946 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.}}
 
== Loss ==
Charles was [https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/1156367/ lost] on February 13, 1950, when his plane crashed near Pensacola, Florida.
 
== Other Information ==
From researcher Kathy Franz:
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Charles Reid Larzalere
Father Gus owned a bakery; mother Myrtle. Great-grandfather Gus Ehly started a bakery in the early 1880s. His four sons owned bakeries, as did his four grandsons - including Charles's father.


Hays, Kansas
Charles attended Fort Hays State University and was a member of Phi Mu Alpha.


With a personality as easy-going and gentle as the plains of Kansas, Lere made many friends at the Academy. Always a good man in a bull session, he never neglected to advance his opinions strongly. Basketball held his main interest in sports during the long weeks of the winter, and the week-ends found him pursuing the art of dragging, although he has yet to discover that certain one. Lere never was quite won over to the system, for formation bells invariably found him still with one foot in the shower and a shirt still to be rigged.
He married Betty Jane Seward at the Tenafly (New Jersey) Presbyterian Church on July 31, 1949. Best man was Ensign Edgar G. Hanson (’47) and ushers were his brother Lawrence and Frank G. Sorensen (’47). Charles was stationed that year in Pensacola.
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The Class of 1947 was graduated in June 1946 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.
"[http://www.bohlenderfuneralchapel.com/obituaries/Robert-Larzalere/#!/Obituary LTC Robert "Bob" Leland Larzalere, USA (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 at Pensacola, Florida in 1950 and 1st Lt. [[LAWRENCE K. LARZALERE, 1LT, USAF|Lawrence Larzalere '55]] in Korea in 1954."
 
== Loss ==
According to his [[http://www.bohlenderfuneralchapel.com/obituaries/Robert-Larzalere/#!/Obituary brother's obituary,] Charles was lost "going down with his aircraft" in Pensacola in 1950. Cannot find any other details of his loss or his burial location.


== Related Articles ==
== Related Articles ==
[[LAWRENCE K. LARZALERE, 1LT, USAF|Lawrence Larzalere ’55]] was his brother.
[[LAWRENCE K. LARZALERE, 1LT, USAF|Lawrence Larzalere ’55]] was his youngest brother.


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Latest revision as of 12:37, 9 December 2021

Charles Larzalere '47

Date of birth: February 9, 1923

Date of death: February 13, 1950

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1947 Lucky Bag:

1947 Larzalere LB.jpg

Charles Reid Larzalere

Hays, Kansas

With a personality as easy-going and gentle as the plains of Kansas, Lere made many friends at the Academy. Always a good man in a bull session, he never neglected to advance his opinions strongly. Basketball held his main interest in sports during the long weeks of the winter, and the week-ends found him pursuing the art of dragging, although he has yet to discover that certain one. Lere never was quite won over to the system, for formation bells invariably found him still with one foot in the shower and a shirt still to be rigged.


The Class of 1947 was graduated in June 1946 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

1947 Larzalere LB.jpg

Charles Reid Larzalere

Hays, Kansas

With a personality as easy-going and gentle as the plains of Kansas, Lere made many friends at the Academy. Always a good man in a bull session, he never neglected to advance his opinions strongly. Basketball held his main interest in sports during the long weeks of the winter, and the week-ends found him pursuing the art of dragging, although he has yet to discover that certain one. Lere never was quite won over to the system, for formation bells invariably found him still with one foot in the shower and a shirt still to be rigged.


The Class of 1947 was graduated in June 1946 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

Charles was lost on February 13, 1950, when his plane crashed near Pensacola, Florida.

Other Information

From researcher Kathy Franz:

Father Gus owned a bakery; mother Myrtle. Great-grandfather Gus Ehly started a bakery in the early 1880s. His four sons owned bakeries, as did his four grandsons - including Charles's father.

Charles attended Fort Hays State University and was a member of Phi Mu Alpha.

He married Betty Jane Seward at the Tenafly (New Jersey) Presbyterian Church on July 31, 1949. Best man was Ensign Edgar G. Hanson (’47) and ushers were his brother Lawrence and Frank G. Sorensen (’47). Charles was stationed that year in Pensacola.

"LTC Robert "Bob" Leland Larzalere, USA (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 at Pensacola, Florida in 1950 and 1st Lt. Lawrence Larzalere '55 in Korea in 1954."

Related Articles

Lawrence Larzalere ’55 was his youngest brother.


Class of 1947

Charles is one of 29 members of the Class of 1947 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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