Salute to Vietnam Veteran: Larry Wayne Moreland

In honor of Memorial Day which will take place on Monday, May 29, the Bienville Parish Journal will be highlighting a few Bienville Parish Veterans who lost their lives in various wars while serving the United States.

LCpl Larry Wayne Moreland 

Moreland was born on December 14, 1949 in Arcadia. He is the son of Jim and Rosa Moreland. 

His Vietnam tour date began Sept. 7, 1968 and he was attached to the 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 26th Regiment, H S Company.

He was killed by accidental discharge of gun during Operation Bold Mariner on Janurary 19, 1969. He was only 19 years old. 

Moreland is bured in the Thomas Kilgore Cemetery 

AWARD: Purple Heart

Sources: Find a Grave –

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