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Larry W. Crane
Larry W. Crane
Ottawa USD 290
Monday, December 02, 2019


Ottawa High School:  1962

Emporia State Teachers College (B.A.):  1972

Troy State University (M.A.):  1982

Naval War College (M.S.):  1992


Larry was active in track at Ottawa High School and started for three years with the American Legion baseball team.

After serving six years in the US Marine Corps, Larry earned an undergraduate degree from Emporia State.  He then entered the US Navy, receiving his Naval Flight Officer "wings of gold" in 1973. In the next 30 years, Larry had assignments around the world. These included an exchange tour with the Royal Dutch Navy, US Naval Attache to the Republic of Indonesia, and 3 tours as a Commanding Officer, Patrol Squadron 23, NAF Adak, AK, and NAF El Centro, California.

Captain Crane received numerous awards during his distinguished career.  These included Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (3), Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and Navy Achievement Medal (2)

He and his wife Vicki (Kelley, OHS-1965) live in Hampstead, N.C. They have a son, Daryl, and a daughter, Tami.