Army Badge
  • Name: Norman "Bud" Herbert Larson
  • Location of Birth: Bovey, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 3, 1920
  • Date of Death: December 27, 1988
  • Parents: Nels Larson & Alma (Hermanson) Larson
  • High School and Class: 1937 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: Itasca Junior College, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Highest Rank: S SGT (Staff Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: June 2, 1942
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: December 4, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Norman Herbert Larson
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: February 3, 1920
    Birth Place: Bovey, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: July 1, 1941
    Employer: Unemployed
    Weight: 154
    Height: 6
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Hazel
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Nels Larson, Rt. 1, Bovey, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota – June 4, 1943 – “Rosecrans Field, St. Joseph Mo., May 5, 1943. Service Men’s Club: I want to thank you for the lovely Easter greetings. Don’t know if I deserve it seeing as how I’m so slow in answering. I see that Bovey really went over the top in its Red Cross sales and Bond sales. We like to hear that. Keep up the good work. I’m still in the Air Transport command stationed at St. Joseph, Mo. I expect to be shipped out in the near future, but just when and where I don’t know, and what’s more, I don’t care as long as my Bovey Press keeps coming. It’s about time for me to go to work so will close. Best regards to all. Cpl. Norman H. Larson, San Antonio, Calif.”

    Newspaper article: 1944 - "Norman Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Larson of Trout Lake Township, has been promoted to staff sergeant. He is an airplane propeller specialist and is stationed at the air base at Reno, Nevada."

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Bud Larson had worked as a plumber in the Reno, Nevada area for many years.

    Bud died in Reno, Nevada. He is survived by a son, James; a daughter, Linda Johnson; a brother, Paul Larson; sisters, Helen Hughes, Annabelle O’Malley, and Louise Tobie; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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