Name: Stanley E Larson
First Name(s): Stanley E
Last Name: Larson
Place of birth: Michigan, Berrien Cnty, Benton Harbor
Unit: 394th IR 2ndBn 99th ID
Reported as: MIA ► FOD
Date of incident: 16-12-1944
Place of incident: Elsenborn area
His story: Pfc Stanley E Larson joined the army on July 6, 1943 from Rochelle, Illinois. He died the first hours of the Battle of the Bulge. His remains were left behind as the enemy advanced. He had been reported Missing on December 18, 1944 and the last war department notice corrected the date to read December 16, 1944.
Overseas since September 27, 1944, he was last heard from in a letter dated December 13, 1944. After the war, the Army deemed his remains unrecoverable. His parents put a stone over an empty grave at Lawnridge Cemetery in Rochelle, Illinois.
On June 1, 2001 his remains were recovered by two Belgians who were part of the MIA project. He had spent 57 years as missing but not forgotten.
On July 22, 2002 he was returned to his family and buried in what use to be an empty grave at Lawnridge Cemetery.