IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS WE FORWARD THE NEWS OF LARRY DAHLE'S PASSING.
LARRY WAS A PAST, LONG SERVING HONORY COMMAND SARGENT MAJOR OF THE REGIMENT.
MAY THIS FINE SOLDIER AND MAN REST IN PEACE.
Tempe, Arizona Command Sergeant Major Lawrence Dahle died peacefully, with his loving wife Helen of 31 years, by his side and holding his hand July 19th, 2018 at Banner Desert Medical Center of natural causes.
CSM Dahle was born June 20th, 1925 in Stewartville, Minnesota to Selmer and Jennie Dahle. In 1936, CSM Dahle and his 8 brothers and sisters; Sue, Katherine, Charles, George, Gordon, Roy, Raymond, and Eugene lost both parents within 4 months of each other. All 9 siblings were separated into foster homes to work on farms or adopted. After years of long days and hard work on the farm, CSM Dahle felt the need to serve his country by joining the Army.
CSM Dahle joined the U.S. Army in July of 1944, out of Snelling, Minnesota and completed basic training at Camp Walters, Texas. CSM Dahle served proudly for 32 years. After retirement, CSM Dahle remained dedicated to the U.S. Army as the Honorary Command Sergeant Major of the Big Red One out of Germany.
CSM Dahle is a Combat Veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. As a 1st Sergeant in Vietnam, Dahle was often referred to as “Top” because he would lead from the front of the enemy line and would never ask anything of his men that he would not do himself. During his military service and in life, CSM Dahle’s favorite phrase was, “Give it hell one more time!” While serving in Vietnam as a 1st Sergeant, CSM Dahle was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star w/ 2 oak leaf clusters, and the Purple Heart. After Vietnam, CSM Dahle served as Command Sergeant Major, 1st Regiment, West Point Corps of Cadets.
CSM Dahle is survived by his wife Helen; his daughter Patrice; his son Mark(Leah); his step children John, Helen, Doris(Roy); his brother Eugene(Kathy); his Sister-in-Law Nancy, Shirley, and Charlotte; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. CSM Dahle is preceded by Sue(Vernon), Katherine(Roy), Charles(Ruth), George(Eleanor), Gordon, Roy, and Raymond.
A memorial service has yet to be determined. CSM Dahle will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of sending flowers, Helen Dahle would like donations made to
Fallen Heroes Fund, http://www.fallenheroesfund.org, in CSM Lawrence Dahle’s name.