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Larry Willard Wakefield



                         Name: Larry Willard Wakefield

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Merchant
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Larry Willard Wakefield left Scottsville High School in Scottsville, VA, at the early age of seventeen and joined the Merchant Marines.  He sailed the famous Liberty ships through U-Boat infested North Atlantic waters to take supplies to the U.S. troops and our European Allies.  He later earned his G.E.D. diploma much to the satisfaction of his mother, Mary Wakefield.  Larry later served in the 82nd Airborne as a paratrooper during the Korean War.

 
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