Lawrence V. Castner

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Lawrence V. Castner
Personal information
Full name Lawrence Varsi Castner
Nationality American
Born (1902-05-01)May 1, 1902
San Francisco, California, United States
Died December 7, 1949(1949-12-07) (aged 47)
Oakland, California, United States
Sport Fencing
College team West Point Military Academy Class of 1923

Lawrence Varsi Castner (May 1, 1902 – December 7, 1949) was an American businessman, fencer and military officer. He competed in the individual and team sabre events at the 1924 Summer Olympics.[1] His greatest acclaim came during World War II, when he led a unit known as Castner's Cutthroats in Alaska.


  1. ^ "Laurence Castner Olympic Results". Retrieved March 29, 2010.