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11/12/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Larry McLamb

 Larry B. McLamb
(20 July 1948 - 20 Oct 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1968

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 There is more sad news today.    Larry McLamb, Class of 1968, passed away in Newport News on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the age of 71. Husband of Redia Casebolt McLamb (Hampton HS - '__) of VA, he was the brother of Thelma McLamb Thomas ('68) and Phyllis McLamb Shepard ('70).

From Facebook - 11/10/19 AND From The Daily Press - 11/13/19:

                      MSG E-8 Larry B. McLamb, RETIRED, US ARMY
        NEWPORT NEWS - Larry B. McLamb, passed away peacefully surrounded by his devoted and loving wife, Redia Casebolt McLamb, and other family members by his side on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

Larry was a loving and faithful husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle and friend.

He was born on July 20, 1948 in Dunn, North Carolina. He moved to Virginia in 1951. He was a graduate of Newport News High School in 1968.

Larry McLamb

Larry was drafted by the Army on January 13, 1968 and left for Vietnam in July 1969. When he arrived in country, he was assigned to the 170th Aviation Company (Assault Helicopter) Buccaneer Platoon. This unit was to become one of the most elite helicopter units of the Vietnam war. While in Vietnam he had several helicopters shot down which earned him multiple purple hearts. Larry flew many covert assignments.

After returning back to the states, he was fortunate enough to fly with the Silver Eagles, US Army Aviation Precision Demonstration Team which Utilized seven OH-6A Cayuse Helicopters. The Silver Eagles were the only helicopter demonstration team in America at that time. They traveled along with the Blue Angels, Golden Knights as well as other flying teams. The team accomplished many stunts or daredevil feats throughout the United States.

During his military career Larry was presented with numerous Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medals, Air Medals and other awards. He was awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal for participation in the Air Florida Crash Recovery Operation in Washington D.C. on the 14th Street Bridge during the period of 13-27 January 1982. He retired from the Army on March 1, 1989 after 21 years of service.

After his military career, he was employed as a Computerized Machinist at Grapha/Muller Martini in Newport News for 19 years.

He was proceeded in death by his father and mother, Derry B and Thelma Geraldine Tanner McLamb.

He is survived by his dedicated wife of 50 years, Redia Casebolt McLamb; sons, Stacey D. McLamb (Lisa), Anthony Ryan McLamb (Kim), daughter Gabriell McLamb; granddaughter ,Rachel Gary (Alex); grandson, Ryan Gary; sisters, Thelma Diane Thomas (James Bell aka JB) and Phyllis Joann Shepard (Dean); aunts, Margie Garland (late Ray), Gertrude King, Emmy Lou Royal (late Earl), Hilda Raynor (Fred), (late) Edna and Dean Hickman; uncles (late) J.E. McLamb, (late) Stacy D McLamb, (late) Walter and Doris McLamb, and (late) Warren and Patricia McLamb. He also leaves behind a sister-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.

He always had a smile on his face for all to see. He loved life and being with family and friends. As everyone knows, in his spare time, he loved to garden and cook.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel at Parkview Baptist Church, 604 Hilton Blvd (and Jefferson Ave) Newport News on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1:00pm. Pastor Rusty Beck will be officiating. Family will receive friends immediately after the service in the Fellowship Hall.

Published on Facebook on November 10, 2019.   Published in Daily Press on November 13, 2019. View Funeral Home Guest Book
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November 13, 2019

Prayers for you, Ritz and family. We are all here for you. Larry had such a sweet smile and personality. Love you.

~ Unsigned

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Larry's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.


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  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 21 Dec 1807)

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy of - 05/25/08
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of - 03/15/05

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Purple Heart image courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/04/04
Thanks, Joe!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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