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« Larry is still in Intensive Care. | Main | Larry Roy Mitchell »

November 17, 2007


Ingrid Riedl

I am sad. I am confused,I am incapable of beliefing such a tragedy.
I will miss you my friend,Larry very much!

I my spirit I am with you and your familiy
my heartfelt condolences to your wife and sons

elaine k bond

Dear Larry, my dear friend, I can't believe this! Sad is not strong enough to tell my feelings! I'm devastated, in heart is bleeding....I'm thinking of your wife and sons, your brothers, all of your family that I know you sherished so much...I'm thinking that we'll never gonna meet each other like we intended to do next year...but I will continue to travel with your book in my pocket every where I go and will continue to talk about you and tell your story to every one I will meet in the future! I will never forget you my dear friend,ever!
Your french friend,

In'yan Luta'

Very saddened to hear of my good friend Larry's loss. I pray for his family & Spiritual Journey. I always remember that Larry & Katie invited me into their home at Christmas after the loss of my own brother Vernon in November of 1988.
Larry's kind heart always expressed, "my home is your home",
With that my friend, I leave the words to this song we shared together as Nam Vets.

Title: The Animals - Sky Pilot lyrics

Artist: The Animals

He blesses the boys as they stand in line
The smell of gun grease and the bayonets they shine
He's there to help them all that he can
To make them feel wanted he's a good holy man
Sky pilot
How high can you fly
You'll never, never, never reach the sky

He smiles at the young soldiers
Tells them its all right
He knows of their fear in the forthcoming fight
Soon there'll be blood and many will die
Mothers and fathers back home they will cry
Sky pilot
How high can you fly
You'll never, never, never reach the sky

He mumbles a prayer and it ends with a smile
The order is given
They move down the line
But he's still behind and he'll meditate
But it won't stop the bleeding or ease the hate
As the young men move out into the battle zone
He feels good, with God you're never alone
He feels tired and he lays on his bed
Hopes the men will find courage in the words that he said
Sky Pilot
How high can you fly

You'll never, never, never reach the sky
You're soldiers of God you must understand
The fate of your country is in your young hands
May God give you strength
Do your job real well
If it all was worth it
Only time it will tell

In the morning they return
With tears in their eyes
The stench of death drifts up to the skies
A soldier so ill looks at the sky pilot
Remembers the words
"Thou shalt not kill"
Sky pilot
How high can you fly
You never, never, never reach the sky

Leslie Morgan

I can hardly believe that I am writing this in response to Larry's passing. Larry was an inspiration to me as a writer and fellow PBPN member. He has done so much for us and we will miss his humor, compassion and concern.

I will continue to pray for you, his family and friends, all those who will all miss him so much. Please keep us posted as to the date and time of the services.


Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, Larry will not be forgotten.


I am very sad but I will remember your life my Potawatomi brother.
You will be missed by all of us around the net who read and got to know you through your blog.

Tracy Stanhoff, Former PBPN Tribal Chair

Larry you provided a much needed forum for PBPN Tribal discussion and information to be passed along. Many thanks for your on-line friendship to my sister - you were an inspiration to her and encouraged her writing not only on your blog but for her own personal development.

Also, thanks so much for providing this blog/forum fairly and without malice. Some tried to scare you into stopping the discussion but Larry you showed us what real courage is - you are a real modern day Warrior.

Even though we never met in person, we will miss you dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Eric Keast

Larry is my friend. We never met in person, but he encouraged my pursuits and his own works have inspired me.

:Eric C. Keast

Mac McIntyre

My prayers are for peace and comfort to Larry's family, close and extended. What better can be said of a man than he was fair and honest? Larry Mitchell graduated from this life with flying colors. I miss you my friend.


Meg Wiige, my friend. To your family, I will pray for you and peace.

I have come to really know you when I read your book. Didn't get a chance to tell you I was able to relate in hardship, drinking, discrimination with so-called fellow workers and mostly, as a wife of a veteran of World War II, Korean War and he was a helicopter mechanic as a civilian employee during Viet Nam.

Your Blog will always be You. I will miss you, too.

Peace, Num Marilyn Hale-Wakolee

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