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08-19-2009, 09:59
RIP Warrior. My prayers are with your family.

Memorial Service scheduled for Friday, August 21, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at JFK Chapel, Ft Bragg, NC for MSG (R) Laurance A. "Tiny" Young. MSG Young passed away on August 6, 2009 in Weymouth, MA. He is a retired Special Forces soldier who was a member of the Son Tay Raid in November 1970. He retired in 1984 and relocated back to his home of record in MA. He is survived by a son, Andrew, a daughter, Laurie, and two grandsons. Cards/letters may be sent to his daughter, Laurie Young, 3909 Middle St, Hope Mills, NC 28348. In lieu of flowers, the family request a donation be made to the JFK Museum, P.O. Box 70060, Ft Bragg, NC 28307-5000.

08-19-2009, 10:05
Rest in Peace, Warrior! Thank you for your service and dedication. My prayers go to your family and friends.

08-19-2009, 10:40
RIP "Tiny"

Red Flag 1
08-19-2009, 10:50
Rest In Peace MSG Young!!

Thank you for your service, prayers out!

08-19-2009, 11:11
Tiny was a phase 3 instructor when I went thru Training Group in the early 70's. RIP Tiny.

08-19-2009, 11:32
RIP be at peace

08-19-2009, 11:34
Rest in Peace, Warrior...............:(

Big Teddy

08-19-2009, 11:35
Rest in God's Peace

08-19-2009, 13:20
RIP MSG Young, Vaya con Dios..

08-19-2009, 13:28
Tiny was the sniper PI teaching at Mott Lake when I went through what became (years later) the Level II course. Most of what I know about the M21 started with him. I still look back in awe at him shooting steel at 600 yds, offhand. Rest in peace MSG, you did your duty.

08-19-2009, 14:33
Rest in Peace.

08-19-2009, 15:53

Roguish Lawyer
08-19-2009, 16:11
RIP and thank you

08-19-2009, 17:20
Rest in Peace you will be missed.

The Reaper
08-19-2009, 19:04
RIP, Tiny.

You will be missed.


Goggles Pizano
08-19-2009, 19:55
In pace requiescat MSG Young.

08-19-2009, 20:34
Rest in Peace Big Guy!!

Tiny & I joined ODA 5 (later renamed to ODA 123) about the same time in 1981 at Bad Tolz. We were deployed on a Flintlock and when our resupply bundle was kicked there were promotion orders to MSG and MSG rank. He was promoted in the field as he should have been.

Tiny, I remeber all the great times we had together (and some not so great times :eek:). You are in my prayers.

Tiny was awarded the Siver Star for his role in the Son Tay raid.

You will be missed.

08-19-2009, 22:39
Rest in Peace Brother

08-19-2009, 22:48
Rest in Peace Brother.

Blue Skies

08-19-2009, 23:29
Rest in Peace "Tiny"

08-20-2009, 01:11
Rest in Peace MSG Young. Thank You for your service

Ramrod 1
09-25-2009, 10:07
Tiny was one of my favorite visitors to the arms room at Tolz -- he taught me a lot about weapons...all around good guy......

09-25-2009, 18:41
Rest In Peace MSG Young, Thank you for your service, God bless.

wet dog
09-25-2009, 18:51
Rest in peace MSG Young

Green Light
04-21-2010, 13:29
Tiny was the Intel Sgt on my first team ODA-552 (HALO). He was a mountain of a man - larger than life in every respect. It was an honor to serve on my first team with a legend like him.

04-21-2010, 13:53
I missed this thread when it was first posted...I guess I was surveying in a remote part of Utah at the time...Tiny was the team sergeant of a composite detachment that went through the Alpini course in 1981...he was a true man-mountain and was a pleasure to serve with...

04-23-2010, 01:59
Served with Tiny in the seventies, one hell of a soldier. As friends and on the weekends, we'd ride our motto cross bikes over every trail in Spring Lake and Ft Bragg. Tiny always had problems getting across the mud holes. Salute Big Brother. You'll be missed.

08-04-2011, 20:52
I served twice with Tiny.

On my first ODA, I was lucky to serve in 5th Gp with a great group of very skilled guys. Tiny was already a legend from Son Tay and his prior work across the fence.

He harassed me, taught me, and kidded me every day. I still remember his favorite question "Which side of your face do you like best? I might let you keep it!"

He's one of the main reasons I continued in SF for another 20 years. His lessons are still being passed on to guys to weren't even born in those years.

So, Tiny, enjoy Valhalla and know that we're still pressing on down here!