In Memory Of


Written by  July 31, 2008

While reading my e-mail one morning I saw in a subject line with the words BROTHER DOWN. Hesitantly I opened the e-mail while holding my breath. I discovered that on Monday, July 7, 2008 we lost a brother named Jerry 'kilowatt' Larabee.

Jerry was doing what he loved when he left us—riding his Harley. He served his country in with honor and pride in Vietnam where he served from 1968 to 1969 with the 101st Airborne.

He was known as Jerry Larabee by most, but in 2007 he became known as Kilowatt by his brothers when he joined Combat Vets Motorcycle Association. Jerry was an active member of the Camdenton VFW post and would be one of the first to shake your hand and say 'Welcome home.'

Jerry was also known as grandpa to his grandson and granddaughter, by dad to his daughter, and by brother to his younger sibling Charles and sister Shirley. He is known as husband, friend and soul mate to his wife of 31 years Sandy 'Suz' with the CVMA Auxiliary.

Jerry worked for Southwest Electric around Camdenton, Missouri and he loved to fish, travel, an ride his Harley, but his greatest love was spending time with his family and grandchildren.

On July 10 we said goodbye to you Jerry 'Kilowatt' Larabee and as we watched the A-10 Warthogs tiped their wings in a fly-over to salute. You will be missed brother, but not forgotten.

Submitted by Phil 'Joker' Peeler