From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships

Everett F. Larson


Everett Frederick Larson, born 3 September 1920 in Stamford, Conn., enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve 13 January 1942. Serving on Guadalcanal, Private First Class Larson was killed in action 8 October 1942, while attempting to swim the Matankiau [sic; Matanikau] River under heavy enemy fire to rescue a wounded comrade. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for this selfless courage and shared in the Presidential Unit Citation awarded his division for its actions on Guadalcanal.


The name Everett F. Larson was assigned to DE-554 on 30 November 1943, canceled on 10 June 1944, and reassigned to DD-830 on 10 July 1944.


Transcribed by Yves HUBERT (