HARTFORD, CT, USA U.S. Marines LCPL, H CO, 3D BN, 2D MAR, (RCT-2), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC AL QA’IM, IRAQ 05/08/2005
Born March 20th, 1983 at Ft. Bragg, NC, Lawrence “Larry” was the loving and much loved son of Raymond A. and Leesa M. Philippon of West Hartford.
Larry will be missed most for his endless humor and infectious smile. His recital of lines from “Forest Gump” always brought tears of laughter. Larry epitomized love of family and loyalty to friends
Larry possessed boundless energy and zest for life and respect for the United States Marine Corps and his fellow marines. He graduated from Conard High School in the class of 2001. Known affectionately to his friends and coaches as “goat”, he was the starting ice hockey goalie and received The Hartford Courant All State Honorable Mention. He also loved playing lacrosse and was greatly inspired by Coach Bill Condon and Coach Rick Mabey.
Larry attended Central Connecticut State University and, in May 2002, enlisted in the USMC. Larry delighted in the rigors of basic training. With his classic Marine stature, he was chosen to become part of the Washington, D.C. barracks Color Guard.
He performed in many parades and for funerals at Arlington Cemetery, took part in welcoming ceremonies for diplomats and carried the flag at former President Ronald Reagan’s funeral procession in Washington, D.C. He proudly gave up his position to become an infantryman with the 3rd Battalion Second Marines.
Larry is survived by his parents and he also leaves his younger siblings, Emilee Rose and Bryan Thomas. Larry will be grieved by the love of his life, his fiancée, Olivia Rose Lawrence.
He was awarded the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.