Name: Laurence V. Friese
Rank/Branch: O3/United States Marine Corps
Date of Birth: 06 March 1942
Home City of Record: Huron SD
Date of Loss: 24 February 1968
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 204000 North  1053000 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A6A, tail #152644
Missions: 138
Incident Number: 1059
Other Personnel in Incident: Jerry Marvel, returnee

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews. 2023


Note: Larry was questioned on "other personnel" and coordinate discrepancies in the crew.....

I was flying with Jerry Marvel when we were shot down.  I don't know why the coordinates are different, unless it had something to do with my going out
of the plane about 10 seconds later than Jerry, which would equate to about a mile.  Also, I was heard making radio transmissions for the four days that elapsed before I was captured, so maybe someone picked up on that.

     Official pre-capture photo


Tony Orlando with Larry and Lillian 2021

Larry and Joe Lieberman, 2018

Laurence V. (Larry) Friese did an inter-service transfer from the
Marines to the Navy shortly after repatriation. Friese retired from the
United States Navy as a Commander in 1985. He and his wife Lillian reside in

  Soldier identified; search is on for owner of POW bracelet
Newnan Times-Herald   05/09/2015
Davis wondered what it was, and did a little Googling. She mentioned it to her mother, who recognized it immediately as a Vietnam POW/MIA Bracelet.

A couple years ago, Prez Trump established an annual "National Vietnam War
Veterans Day", or something like that, which was today.  I was asked if I
would speak this morning at Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey,
California.  Another Vet, a much revered Navy SEAWOLVES Vet, spoke just
before me.  We both spoke only about six minutes.  You can enjoy the
pleasure of seeing me at...

The above ends with TiU.