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Larry Spazafumo (Spaz)

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  • Larry Spazafumo (Spaz)

    Hi. My name is Larry Spazafumo Jr. (AKA Michael Spazafumo) and I wanted to let HMM-263 know that my father Larry Spazafumo Sr. passed away November 2008.
    He was a Marine until the end and we buried him in Jacksonville, NC where he stayed after being medically discharged from the Marine Corp due to a back injury sustained in Vietnam. He said there are two engines on the helicopter and a newbie pilot was flying and one of the engines when out and he accidently turned off the good engine so they went into a hillside and everyone walked away; however, after returning to Jacksonville and not working out as much as he had to in Vietnam the back injury showed up (compressed and slipped disk) forced him out. I know this really sucked for him as he wanted to be a Marine forever and essentially was for the rest of his life.

    I am wondering if anyone has pictures of my dad from Vietnam. He served from 1965 to 1966 (I was born 1968) in HMM263. I also have pictures I can send you; however, I have no idea which photos are from HMM263 so I will have to send them all.

    You can reach me via e-mail at mikespaz@att.net as I will not be using popasmoke.com for communications.

    Thanks,

    Michael Spazafumo

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    R.i.p. Larry

    Mike,
    I have not met your father but I have corresponded with him over the last few years, exchanging e-mails. He was always helpful when I had any questions regarding any Marines (HMM-263) living in the Jacksonville and surrounding area.

    He always kept me informed on the coming and goings of HMM-263 and VMM-263 who's home base is New River.

    I'm sure he will be missed not only by his immediate family but also by his Marine Corps family as well.

    RIP Larry

    S/F Gary
    HMM-263 '66-'67

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