Larson, Charles W., II, CDR

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
165X-Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs
Last Rating/NEC Group
Restricted Line Officer
Primary Unit
1976-1977, 165X, USCINCLANT
Service Years
1953 - 1977
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Larson, Charles W., II, CDR USN(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Gainesville, FL
Last Address
113 Gator Trail
Melrose, FL 32666

Date of Passing
Jan 14, 2017
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

United States Taiwan Defense Command US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Palatka ChapterNational Rifle Association (NRA)United States Navy Public Affairs Alumni Association (USNPAAA)Department of Florida
  1985, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Palatka Chapter (Member) (Palatka, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1990, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  1990, United States Navy Public Affairs Alumni Association (USNPAAA)
  2009, American Legion, Department of Florida (Member) (Orlando, Florida) [Verified]5 - Chap. Page

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Last Known Activity

Charles Wesley Larson II, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017. He was born in Gainesville and a graduate of P.K. Yonge and the University of Florida. A 24 year career Naval Officer retiring with the rank of Commander. 
He was preceded in death by his daughter Sarah Claire Larson, and is survived by his wife Sarah Gaskins Larson, two sons, Charles Wesley Larson III, and Kevin Lee Samuel Larson, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 
Funeral Services will be private. Arrangements by MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 311 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601, 
(352) 376-5361.
Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2017

Executing "Honey Do" lists and looking for jobs around the house.  Driving my John Deere lawn mower tractor around the woods and neighborhood.  In short, not much.
Other Comments:
Gainesville (FL) Area Chamber of Commerce September 1977 - September 1984
Kissimmee(FL) Chamber of Commerce September 1984 - May 1985
Putnam County (FL) Chamber of Commerce May 1985 - January 2010
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 Duty Stations
Officer Candidate School (OCS) (Faculty Staff)	Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)US Naval School Underwater Swimmers, Key West, FLUSS Lake Champlain (CVS-39)
Naval Reserve Recruiting Command (NRRC)CNO - OPNAV/Chief of US Navy Information (CHINFO)Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)COMSECONDFLT
USS Newport News (CA-148)USS Little Rock (CLG-4)US NavyNAVSEASYSCOM
COMSEVENTHFLTUS-Taiwan Defense Command (USTDC)Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)USCINCLANT
  1953-1957, AN-0000, VS-741
  1957-1957, AN-0000, Officer Candidate School (OCS) (Faculty Staff)
  1957-1957, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1957-1957, US Naval School Underwater Swimmers, Key West, FL
  1958-1959, USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39)
  1959-1960, Naval Reserve Recruiting Command (NRRC)/Navy Recruiting Exhibit Center (NREC)
  1960-1961, CNO - OPNAV/Chief of US Navy Information (CHINFO)
  1961-1963, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/CINCLANTFLT SOY
  1963-1965, COMSECONDFLT
  1963-1965, USS Newport News (CA-148)
  1965-1965, USS Little Rock (CLG-4)
  1965-1966, Bureau of Naval Weapons Special Projects Office
  1966-1968, Deep Submergence Systems Project (DSSP)/SEALAB II
  1968-1969, COMSEVENTHFLT/Det. C, Saigon, RVN
  1971-1972, US-Taiwan Defense Command (USTDC)
  1972-1976, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)
  1976-1977, 165X, USCINCLANT
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1964 Training Exercise - Teamwork '64
  1965-1966 Operation Powerpack (Dominican Republic)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (68-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1973-1973 Operation Homecoming
  1977-1977 Training Exercise - Solid Shield '77
 Colleges Attended 
University of FloridaUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
  1953-1957, University of Florida1
  1969-1971, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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