Larsen, Norman - AK Territorial Guard  

Unga, Alaska

Norman Larsen, Pvt., was born 25 May 1911, he was the son of Peter and Mary (Hubley) Larsen.  He married Frances Julia Pearson.

Norman joined the Alaska Territorial Guard in 1942 to serve in the Aleutian Campaign during World War II.  He was officially discharged 21 Mar 1947.

Norman was a hunter, trapper, and commerical fisherman in the Shumagin Islands and Mainland Alaska.  He was the captain of the FV Alice.  Norman was a part of the Unga Band that provided USO entertainment for soldiers home on furlough and for those passing through on ships.  Norman played the banjo.

Status: deceased, 17 Apr 1951

Photo courtesy: 1. & 2.  Larsen Family

Photo 2.  Alaska Territorial Guard Medal

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