From: Otis Willie
Subject: FBI agent is own best evidence
Organization: The American War Library
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FBI agent is own best evidence
(EXCERPT) By Todd Lighty Tribune staff reporter Published June 30,
While on a mission in Vietnam on Sept. 11, 1965, John Louis Larsen
took an enemy's bullet to the left arm as a grenade exploded into his
The young U.S. Marine survived, but his childhood dream of becoming an
FBI agent seemed in doubt. He lost hearing in his left ear and doctors
described him as 60 percent disabled, Larsen recalled.
But those who know Larsen say he never gives up.
After Vietnam, Larsen went to college and then for nearly 10 years
taught mentally handicapped and emotionally disturbed children in his
hometown of St. Paul, Minn. All the while, he continued to rehab his
"I always had the dream in the back of my head of becoming an FBI
agent," Larsen said. "My wife, Ginny, is one of these people who
believes that you c...
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