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LOL. Thanks for putting his full name on the obituary. Not to nitpick (though I'm assuming you have a military devotion to precision!), there's an error in the date of his death. I probably swapped things around accidentally in a prior post (you know how we Yanks record our dates in the 'wrong' way!). So will write it out to be extra sure: March 30, 1996.
Hi Pete,

I do have a pic of Larry! Please let me know if this does not go through.
Nick and Guy,
I am humbled by your dedication to the memory of this soldier who died so long ago. Upon his death, his family was so devastated- the fact that he reached old age and had had a full life notwithstanding- they could scarcely bear the thought of notifying old friends and colleagues. It seems (understandably) that they left some details unaddressed. I feel like something has been put right. Again, I can't thank you enough.

As for the email issue, Pete Rogers' name appears to be a hot link from one of the "Contact Us" pages. When I click on it, however, my browser merely opens another window. It might be the browser I was using; I only tried IE, did not attempt any others.
My friend Larry Smith died at age 83 in his adopted country of the United States, back on August 30, 1996. His death itself was long ago, but my research led me to this site due to the more recent death of Larry's son, Gordon N. Smith (2/22/46-12/8/17). I have been looking for any of Gordon's surviving relatives in the UK, and because of that endeavor, I got to thinking about Larry (whom I still miss very much), and his stories of wartime. Larry was a military man through and through, his father, uncle, and brother all having served. Larry was born at the Richmond Barracks. He had a brother, Norman E. A. Smith, a tank commander who died in France during the events just prior to the evacuation at Dunkirk. Larry himself enlisted in the Royal Armoured Corps at the age of 14 (which seems incredible to me, as my own daughter is 14, and I could no more imagine her enlisting in the service than going to the moon!). I believe Larry joined the 7th Commandos shortly after its formation. He spent a long time as a P.O.W., at least for a time in Italy. I am not sure in which action he was captured, the dates seem to suggest Crete, but I don't remember if he ever told me. Larry shared with me that his time as a P.O.W. was harrowing, but he was a staunch advocate of the stiff upper lip, and liked to quote Kipling's "If-". After recounting the bare details of some traumatic wartime memory to me, he'd close with, "'Nuff said." Following the end of the war, Larry transferred to the Household Cavalry. Throughout his military career- and indeed, the rest of his life- Larry was a fine clarinetist and worked as a professional musician and music educator. (That's how I met him.) Larry played the clarinet and was an assistant director in the Royal Life Guards Band while serving in the Household Cavalry. When he retired from military life, he and his family emigrated to Canada in 1951, and then to the United States. While I knew him, he and his family lived in Connecticut, a northeastern state just north of New York City. Upon his retirement he lived happily with his small family- his Scottish wife May, and Gordon, their only son. He enjoyed gardening, reading, and was a great letter writer. I would be happily surprised to learn if any of his old colleagues are able to respond to this thread. I am posting because I find no obituary for Larry on the CVA site, so I suppose no one submitted the news when his death occurred almost 20 years ago. I followed the site's faq, which instructed me to notify Pete Rogers of any obituary submissions, but the email feature of the site would not cooperate for me. Thanks to anyone reading this lengthy thread, it is but a humble memorialization of a treasured friend, but it is something.

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