Everett F. Larson
|Everett Frederick Larson|
September 3, 1920|
|Died||October 8, 1942
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps Reserve|
|Years of service||1942|
|Rank||Private First Class|
|Unit||1st Marine Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II
**Actions along the Matanikau
|Awards||Silver Star (posthumous)|
Serving in the Guadalcanal Campaign during World War II, Private First Class Larson was killed in action on Guadalcanal on October 8, 1942, while attempting to swim the Matanikau River under heavy Japanese fire to rescue a wounded comrade (see Actions along the Matanikau).
In 1943, the destroyer escort USS Everett F. Larson (DE-554) was named for Private First Class Larson. Her construction was cancelled in 1944.
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