Everett F. Larson

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Everett Frederick Larson
Born(1920-09-03)September 3, 1920
Stamford, Connecticut
DiedOctober 8, 1942(1942-10-08) (aged 22)
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps Reserve
Years of service1942
RankPrivate First Class
Unit1st Marine Division
Battles/warsWorld War II
*Guadalcanal campaign
**Actions along the Matanikau
AwardsSilver Star (posthumous)

Everett F. Larson (1920–1942) was a United States Marine who received the Silver Star for his actions during World War II.


Everett Frederick Larson was born on September 3, 1920 in Stamford, Connecticut. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve on January 13, 1942.

Serving in the Guadalcanal Campaign during World War II, Private First Class Larson was killed in action on Guadalcanal on October 8, 1942, while attempting to swim the Matanikau River under heavy Japanese fire to rescue a wounded comrade (see Actions along the Matanikau).


Larson was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his selfless courage, and shared in the Presidential Unit Citation awarded the 1st Marine Division for its actions on Guadalcanal.


In 1943, the destroyer escort USS Everett F. Larson (DE-554) was named for Private First Class Larson. Her construction was cancelled in 1944.

In 1945, the destroyer USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830), in commission from 1945 to 1972, was named in his honor.

See also[edit]

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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