Lawrence N. Guarino
|Lawrence N. Guarino|
April 16, 1922|
Newark, New Jersey
|Died||August 18, 2014
Indian Harbor Beach, Florida
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1943 – 1975|
|Battles/wars||World War II
|Awards||Air Force Cross
Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star – 2
Purple Heart – 2
Lawrence Nicholas "Larry" Guarino (April 16, 1922 – August 18, 2014) was a U.S. Air Force officer, and veteran of three wars. Shot down on his 50th combat mission, he spent more than 8 years as a prisoner of war (POW) during the Vietnam War and earned the Air Force Cross.
Colonel Guarino authored A P.O.W.’s STORY: 2801 Days in Hanoi about his experiences in captivity.
- Guarino, Col. Larry. A P.O.W.’s STORY: 2801 Days in Hanoi (New York: Ivy Books, 1990), p. "About the Author".
- Hubbell, John G. P.O.W.: A Definitive History of the American Prisoner-of-War Experience in Vietnam, 1964-1973 (New York: Reader's Digest Press), p. 50.