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Profile ofJames Larson

Larson, James
Life Member Det. #302

Status: Deceased

Sergeant of Marines (Combat Engineer)
Campaigns: Inchon; Seoul; Wonson-Hungnam-Chosen; member of famous "Fire Brigade"
Personal Awards: Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Rifle Sharpshooter

(Caption for bottom photo - Photo by Sgt Frank C. Kerr)The 5th Marines made up the infantry element of the Fire Brigade - a small force for a big job. There were veteran officers and NCOs from WWII, but mostly they were boys who had never heard a shot fired in anger or seen a man die.