Tiglao, Larry S.

Died While Serving 25-DEC 1991

Tiglao, Larry S. was born 15-NOV 1969. The names of his parents are unavailable. Larry attended Ft. Zumwalt High School. Larry graduated from the Great Lakes training center and was stationed on the USS Ranger. Larry drowned in Mexico on 25-DEC 1991 while on leave with his brother.

The Los Angeles Times reported on 7-JAN 1991: “A Navy man who disappeared Christmas day while swimming was declared dead after a nine-day search by Mexican authorities. Larry S. Tiglao a Petty Officer 3rd class assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ranger was on leave with his brother and three friends when he disappeared at 4:30 PM about 50 feet from shore in water 4 ft deep near Ensenada, Navy officials said. Mexican authorities Saturday declared Tiglao, whose body was not recovered, dead. The 22 year-old boiler technician was a native of St. Louis MO and is survived by his mother and brother.”

Larry S. Tiglao is buried/ memorialized at All Saints Catholic Church in St Peters MO.

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