Lest We Forget: Larry Fletcher Potts

Cutler, Thomas J.
September 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Sep2004, Vol. 130 Issue 9, p94
Conference Proceeding
The article focuses on naval officer Larry Fletcher Potts. Potts was a Marine Corps first lieutenant. He spent most of his working hours in the air. On April 7, it was Potts' 25th birthday, but there was no time for celebration. The North Vietnamese had launched their so-called Easter Invasion of South Vietnam, the largest attack since the Tet Offensive four years earlier and officers were all busy. Larry was a forward air controller with SubUnit 1 of the First Air/Naval Gunfire Liaison Company and as North Vietnamese tanks poured across the Demilitarized Zone headed south. Potts is among the 1,948 American service personnel missing in action in Vietnam.


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