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Larry William Liss

Born April 7, 1949
Died March 7 1969
Service Branch Marine Corps
Rank Lance Corporal
Rating or Job  
Campaign Viet Nam
Military Citations Purple Heart
Notes Attended Oroville High SchoolClass of 1967


Service Number 2425090

Ground casualty - Explosive device

Quang Tri Province


Pfc. Larry William Liss

April 7, 1949-Mar. 7, 1969


A lifetime resident of Butte County, Larry Lisa graduated from Oroville High School in 1967 and went to work for a logging company, cutting and bucking trees:

He enlisted in the Marines in December 1967 and in June 1968 was shipped to Vietnam. On Feb. 25. 1969, his firebase near Danang was attacked by mortars, grenades and satchel charges

When it was discovered the communication wires were damaged, Liss, disregarding nearby exploding rounds, went to fix them. A satchel charge blew up near him, mutilating his legs with shrapnel. Liss continued to repair the damaged lines.

The 19-year-old Marine was later transferred to the Navy hospital ship USS Sanctuary. He died aboard the ship on Mar. 7, 1969

Chico News & Review, May 26, 1988



Delores Strickland

Chico News & Review