The following information was forwarded to the webmaster from Janice Shuman via Aaron Kriegel:

Larry K. Shuman died in his home on June 5, 2007, after a brief illness. Larry was born in Hagerstown, MD on December 1, 1942.

He is survived by his loving family; wife, Janice, son Keith and daughter Judy, all of Beaverton, OR; and an aunt, Theda Mae Loughery, of Maryland.

A Vietnam veteran, Larry retired from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant. He proudly served his country for 20 years. He kept close contact with those that he served with and was an active member of the veteran community.

Larry put himself through school and obtained a Bachelors of Science degree and two Masters Degrees, one in business and one in engineering. After his military retirement, he worked in the integrated circuit systems industry, creating quality semiconductors.

Larry was an avid woodworker and craftsman. When he wasn't in the wood shop fiddling with some project, he was in the kitchen cooking up some fantastic meal for his family.

Funeral services will be held next year at the Willamette Cemetery.

I never served with Larry but I had the opportunity to meet him and Janice at the first Western Area Group mini-reunion at the Franconas' place in Port Orford in 2004. I found both Larry and Janice to be very nice and personable people. - Airlee Owens
The information below was what Larry submitted to the Prop Wash Gang as his Air Force bio when he joined the group:

(Shuman, Larry K) 592 (Larry Shuman) -

Former USAFSS Airborne Maintenance Technician (AMT) who flew reconnaissance missions aboard EC-47s, C-130s and RC-135s during assignments at Nha Trang, Vietnam, Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam, Rhein-Main AB, Germany, and Offutt AFB, Nebraska from 1968 to 1980.

Assignments included:

60 -65 - 320th Bomb Wing Mather AFB, California/B52s
66 - 416th Bomb Wing Griffiss AFB, New York/B52s
67 - Goodfellow AFB, Texas
68 - DET 1, 6994 SS Nha Trang & Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam/EC47X, EC47Y, EC47Z
69-73 - 6916 SS Rhine Main, Germany/C130A-II & C130B-II
73-74 - Torrejon AB, Spain/F4s.
74-80 - 6994 SS & 6944 SW, Offutt AFB, Nebraska /KC135R, RC135M, RC135V, RC135U

Currently a Senior Equipment Engineer in semiconductor industry in Portland, OR