Rattler/Firebird Association

Remembering Larry Lackey

Served with Rattlers & Firebirds in: 66-69
Died: 9 October 2012
Cause: Congestive heart failure

Larry Lackey

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Posted by: Larry Galaske

Date: Sep 8, 2023

Comment: For my short time in the 71st, Sgt Lackey stood out as the most memorable and one of the few I remember to this day. Always the guy who knew what was going on and treated all with respect. Gone but not forgotten and missed.

Posted by: Paul E. Bartlett

Date: Oct 19, 2012

Comment: I’m sorry Sarge, I didn’t know of your tenuous situation. I would have attempted a trip to visit you. He was, and will always be “The Grand Old Rattler” being the longest serving member of our unit. An original member of the 501st Avn. Battalion the predisor of the 71st AHC. I am honored to have served with Sarge 1967- 1968 during my tour in our great unit.

He made me proud accepting one of my plaques in 2008 a small thing for such a respected and loyal member of our unit. Rest in Peace! Thank you for your loyal friendship Sarge! I loved our time together talking about the older days and all your experience’s.

Paul E. Bartlett

Posted by: Wally Dunning

Date: Oct 11, 2012

Comment: He was respected by everyone. It was an honor to have known him.

Posted by: Ron Seabolt

Date: Oct 9, 2012

Comment: Our beloved platoon sergeant is gone. He was our “Mother Hen” in Vietnam and to this day, always looking out for “His Boys”. He was loved and he was told this often by many of us. He knew it was true. His smiling face will be missed at our reunions. Rest In Peace brother!

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