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Written by Rick Peterson
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The Road to Bataan

The Bataan Death March

The San Fernando Train Ride

Camp O'Donnell

Clark Field Concentration Camp

Bilibid Prison

The Hell Ships


The Nomachi Express

Camp Nomachi

Surrender, Liberation, and Repatriation


University of Minnesota
Alf R. Larson
Recorded Oral History

Governor Pawlenty
State of the State Address Tribute

KSTP TV Newscasts

Duluth TV Newscasts

KTIS Radio Interview
Rick P./Paulette K.
Alf's Christian Faith

Alf's Letter to God

Alf R. Larson

In Memory:
Alf R. Larson
Star Tribune

US Representative
Erik Paulsen's Tribute

Alf Larson Day -
City of Crystal

Bataan Death March Route Map

Philippine Department of Tourism

Star Tribune:
March of Time
("Article of Interest" for 4-6 Grade Basic Skills Reading Test Prep)

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Alf and Jane Larson April 1995 -- Photo: Alf Larson Private Collection

Alf Larson is a self-made individual who became successful by pursuing the American dream. He achieved it through determination and hard work. Alf and Jane Larson married on February 8, 1946, and moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana in March of the same year. He worked for the Dupont Corporation in Baton Rouge and began studying at Louisiana State University. In 1948, he re-enlisted in the Air Corps, was sent to Tucson, Arizona and enrolled as a part-time student at the University of Arizona. Alf was discharged from military service, for the second time, in 1954 and moved back to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was employed at Ethyl Corporation and continued studying at the University of Louisiana. He and his family left and came to Minnesota. He was employed by Honeywell Corporation and continued his schooling at the University of Minnesota. Family finances forced him to leave school. However he continued studying Electrical Engineering. He applied for, took and passed examinations by the Board of Registration, and was licensed as an Electrical Consulting Engineer through the State Registration Board of Electrical Engineering. He started his own business designing electrical specifications for commercial buildings.

Upon retirement, Alf spent time volunteering for the Minnesota Zoo, the Veterans Administration Medical Center, American Swedish Institute, and the Crystal Care Center. Alf and Jane Larson have three children, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

For many years, Alf and Jane Larson resided in Crystal, Minnesota. On July 13, 2003 and January 30, 2012 respectively, both Jane and Alf Larson went home to be with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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