My Good Friend Larry D. Brower has died after a prolonged illness. No woman has been loved by a man like Larry loved his Margo and he is now with her again.
I had the privilege to work with Larry and call him Friend. Many might have called him gruff but he had a heart as big as Iowa and would give the shirt of his back to help you.
Larry’s health failed him a few years ago and his step daughter Carla cared for him. After Margo died and estranged from his family in Iowa, it was Carla that brought joy back into Larry’s life.
This was no mean feat for Larry was fiercely independent. He loved his cats and his gun collection and read the newspaper cover to cover every day. I learned to never question him about football. He was right and I was wrong and that was that.
Larry was a 22 year Air Force Veteran and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. He was a crew chief and worked on the F-4 Phantom, the T-39, the F-5 and his beloved SR-71.
True to his Iowan heritage, Larry was ever tight-lipped and humble about his service but be reassured that he contributed significantly to our Country and his distinguished service was in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Air Force and reflected great credit upon himself, and the United States of America.
Larry was buried with full military honors on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in the Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
If you wish, please donate to Larry’s memory to The Wounded Warrior Project.