Friday, June 6, 2014

In Memory

Vern Russell Larrance
August 17, 1921 to November 12, 2002
My Dad.. participated in D-Day by going ashore on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France June 6, 1944.  slogged thru France and Germany, then drove truck in Czechoslovakia liberating concentration camps and transporting survivors... he was gone from home for over 4 years.  Can't imagine what his parents went thru.  They also had another son, my Uncle Jerry in combat in Europe at the same time..  There are getting to be less and less of these from the "greatest generation".
May we never forget what they did and what the fought for and against.
Take Care and God Bless All


  1. Thank you for letting us "remember" your dad with you.

  2. This was a war really fought for our freedom. I'm not so sure about any of those fought since. These men were the greatest generation and I am proud to call my father one of them as I see you are. He will be 94 this year and seldom if ever has he talked about his experiences in the war, only about the men with whom he served. Thanks for this post Loree.

  3. Thank you for sharing the memories of your Dad and family. I heard, today, that there were 33 pairs of brothers and a Father and Son who died on D-Day. Such terrible sadness for families--we do, indeed, owe every WWII vet and their families our deepest appreciation for fighting for the freedom that we enjoy, today.

  4. Sherry, Dad never talked about it either, but got great solace from reunions of the 29th Division later in his life. I think they flew back twice and drove once... Was always happy to get back West tho!!! He said they just came back and got on with life.... the way they were supposed to.

  5. So many heroes lost that day and so many who worked hard to give us, and the world, the freedom that we enjoy today. Wonderful memory of your dad.