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Larry Robertson
Branch: Army
Rank: First Sergeant (E-8)
War or Conflict: Persian Gulf War, Vietnam War
Years of Service: 20
Larry served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era as a Medic but was not sent overseas. He was discharged as an E-5, Sergeant, and left to attend college. He married and had his first child all while attending Clemson University full-time and working full-time. He was a business owner for many years, and decided in the 80's to join the South Carolina National Guard. His business was not doing well because of the economy, and he had the opportunity to go active duty in the National Guard. He was a member of several units and received training in many different occupational skills (Communications, Air Defense Artillery, and Fire Fighter). The 264th Engineering Detachment (Fire Fighting) was mobilized in 1990 to Iraq for 6 months during Desert Storm. As the only member of this unit that was already active duty, he served as an important liaison between his unit and the Army Attack Helicopter Unit they were assigned to support.

Larry returned from Iraq to continue his active duty service in South Carolina until he retired from the 108th Signal Battalion in Camden, SC.

He then went to work for Tri-Care For Life, until he and his wife of 40+ years sold their home to live in an active retirement community in Florida. He worked as a substitute teacher in middle and high schools in the area for a few years and enjoyed mentoring as well as applying his military style to the classroom. He later decided that he would rather relax more, and fully retired.

He remains active now as a Moose Officer, and with a long list of projects provided by his wife. They enjoy their laid back Florida lifestyle and the social atmosphere provided by their 55+ community.

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