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Old 05-06-2009, 03:45 PM
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1stSgt James August Larrieu III USMC (ret), 86, Bossier City, LA

BOSSIER CITY, LA - James August Larrieu III, 86, passed away on May 2, 2009. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at 10:00 AM in the Hill Crest Memorial Chapel. A visitation will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home in Haughton, LA.

Mr. Larrieu was born on February 26, 1923 in Birmingham, AL. He was a retired First Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Larrieu joined the Marine Corps Reserve in 1940 and completed his basic training at Parris Island. He participated in action with the 2nd Marines from August, 1942 through January, 1943 at Guadacanal, Tulagl, and the British Soloman Islands. From December, 1945 through July, 1947, he served with the 1st Marines in China and served in Korea in 1953 and 1954. On July 20, 1953, he was Wounded in Action at Pangg-Deng, for which he received the Purple Heart. Based upon his actions during the Vietnam Conflict, he received the Vietnam Service Medal with one star. In February, 1973, he retired as a First Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps with permanent disability.

His wife, Ruby Berberich Larrieu, whom he married on January 10, 1948, preceded him in death. Together, they had four children.

Mr. Larrieu is survived by a brother George Larrieu, sisters JoAnn YoungBlood and GailAnn Leman, sons James E. Larrieu and Richard D. Larrieu, daughters Rebecca A. Larrieu and Lorna M. Stuka, six grandchildren Andrew, Danny, Jason, Sonia, Wally, and William, and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Purple Heart Chapter 351, P.O. Box 6426, Shreveport, LA, 71136.

You may share your memories with the family by visiting www.MeM.com. Hill Crest Memorial

Funeral Home 949-9415
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