Larson, Lewis, Capt

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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Captain
Current/Last Primary MOS
7575-Basic Pilot VMO (VN era)
Current/Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Previously Held MOS
220X-Dental Corps Officer
Primary Unit
1970-1986, 220X, US Navy
Service Years
1964 - 1986
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What are you doing now:
Retired from Dentistry in the Central Florida area at age 70, moved back to my wife's home north of Whiting Field, Fl.  Betty, my wife, and I hunt deer out our back door,  We both use archery and guns during the appropriate season.  We used to scuba dive for over thirty years, but decided to quit before the sharks had us for dinner.

We fish in the Gulf of Mexico using my boat DEADLOCK,  (Deadlock was VMO-2's call sign in Vietnam.)  The boat has twin Cummins and is docked near Destin Inlet.  We have had this boat for over 25 years and enjoy using it whenever possible. 
   
Other Comments:
We now help raise great grandchildren who live nearby in Milton, FL. 
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1964, Officer Candidate School (Quantico, VA)
  1964, The Basic School (Quantico, VA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
VMO-2US Navy
  1966-1967, 7575, VMO-2
  1970-1986, 220X, US Navy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1972 Da Nang Combat Base
  1966-1967 Vietnam War
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Marine Corps.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Did you encounter any situation during your military service when you believed there was a possibility you might not survive? If so, please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
List the names of old friends you served with, at which locations, and recount what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Marine Corps?
In what ways has TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended
University of UtahUniversity of Florida
  1960-1964, University of Utah
  1972-1976, University of Florida
  1981-1983, Others/Not Listed
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