American Veteran 01

Larry L. Kleintop

May 20, 2020 ~ January 26, 2020

Obituary

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, Larry L. Kleintop, loving father and grandfather, went home to be with God at the age of 70 following a short illness.

     Born May 20, 1949 at Palmerton, PA he was a son of the Alp and Mary Margaret Cales Kleintop.

     Larry served his country in the United States Army and fought two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a combat infantryman in the 173D Airborne Brigade APO 9620, 4th Battalion 503rd Infantry, Company B.  Larry was a decorated soldier who received a Purple Heart, a Bronze Service Star, a Bronze Star Medal and a Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm for his heroic acts of service in Vietnam. He was an avid reader of both newspapers and books, enjoyed watching television, shooting guns, and spending time with his son and family at their camp in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.  Larry was a kind man and would help those in need.

     Thank you to all his Vietnam brothers who fought beside him and those who remained with him returning home to endure a new fight. 

     Larry was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Grimmett and Ronnie Kleintop. He is survived by two brothers, Dale Kleintop and Billy Kleintop.

     Left her to cherish and honor his memory is his son Tim Kleintop and wife Lisa, granddaughter, Lilley Grace, and one grand-dog, Moe of Sanford NC.

     Graveside services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Towamensing Cemetery in Palmerton, PA.

 

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They fought fearlessly hand to hand in the Central Highlands

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How with their rifles cradled they descend from the Sky

As their ripcord snapped their parachute they screamed their battle cry

 

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How they won a gallant victory on hill eight seven five

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                 Illegitimi non carborundum

                    Love and miss you Pops     

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Services

Graveside Service
Saturday
February 8, 2020

2:00 PM
Towamensing Cemetery, PA, Palmerton

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