A touching and personal tribute was posted for him on VVMF.org, reprinted at the bottom of this page.
Date of birth: 2 May 1946 Date tour began: 24 January 1968 Date of casualty: 29 March 1968 Home of record: Milwaukie, Oregon Branch and Rank: Army, Specialist Five, Single Rotor Turbine Observation Utility Helicopter Repairman Unit: 1st Cavalry Division, 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion, B Company Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Purple Heart Location of name on the Vietnam Wall: 47E, 1
Location of service: South Vietnam, Thua Thien province Died through hostile action - air crash on land. A little information about his helicopter and the other occupants at the crash can be found here: https://www.vhpa.org/KIA/incident/68032929KIA.HTM
Schools attended: Central Catholic High School, Milwaukie High School Burial location: Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon Memorials: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, DC), Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Portland), Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Portland), Gold Star War Memorial – Milwaukie High School The Oregonian, Wednesday, April 10, 1968 E-5 LARRY A. IANNETTA Army Specialist E-5 Larry Albert Iannetta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil H. Iannetta, 14311 SE Bunnell St., Milwaukie, was killed in Vietnam March 29 as a result of a helicopter crash. Requiem mass for Mr. Iannetta, 21, will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church in Milwaukie with vault interment at Willamette National Cemetery. Born in Oregon City, May 2, 1946, Mr. Iannetta was a resident of Milwaukie until he enlisted in the Army, November, 1965. He attended Central Catholic High School for three years and graduated from Milwaukie Union High in 1964. Recitation of the rosary will be Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Peake Memorial Chapel, Milwaukie. Mr. Iannetta is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Iannetta, Milwaukie; a brother, Anthony V. Iannetta, Milwaukie; a sister, Mrs. Anita M. Shaw, Milwaukie; and a step-grandmother, Mrs. Lydia Thompson, Milwaukie.
It's been a long time It has been 46 years. Long time, much has changed. We are friends with the Vietnamese now. New wars have started, in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Rolling Stones are still touring, after 50 years. Camp Evans was turned over to the 101st Airborne in the fall, we moved to An Loc near the border across from Saigon, living in a rubber plantation. See you soon.