Believer of Miracles
- Jul 7, 2018
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In the 1960s Larry Candelaria went to college through an ROTC program. He graduated as a Commissioned Officer, and in 1970, he was deployed to Vietnam. Larry served as an administrator, and was eventually assigned to be the Chief of the Casualty Branch for the 23rd Infantry Division.
Lieutenant Colonel Larry Candelaria at the 23rd Infantry Division base in Vietnam. Photo Courtesy of Larry Candelaria.There, his job was to identify service members who were injured, captured, or killed in the line of duty. As soldiers returned or were lost in the field of battle his team was responsible for notifying families back home of the condition of their loved ones
Army Lieutenant Colonel Larry Candelaria was deployed to Vietnam in 1970. He came to StoryCorps to reflect on his service in the Casualty Branch of the 23rd Infantry Combat Division.