Unique service in the Navy by Larson

Larson and son Finn Chief Petty Officer Joe Larson, above with his son Finn, serves on the 225-year-old USS Constitution, moored in Boston harbor. Larson, whose duties usually find him behind a desk running the day-to-day operations of the Naval History and Heritage Command Detachment in Boston, is wearing part of the 1813 uniform worn by all naval servicemen who serve in the public eye on the triple-masted warship. ~ Courtesy Photo

by Mimi Larsen Courier Staff Writer

All service in the military is not the same, as Chief Petty Officer Dorrance “Joe” Larson, son of Dorry and Nancy of Rosholt, has discovered during his 16 years in the U.S. Navy. He was recently awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and currently serves on the 225-year-old USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the Navy. Serving on this ship is considered a privilege, and not just anyone who requests the duty station is chosen.

The Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal is earned by anyone serving at least 200 hours in what the Navy calls community relation. Joe’s volunteer hours have been served while at several duty stations, or along the way of ship tours. For more on this story and many more please purchase a copy of the Sisseton Courier on news stands now or purchase a copy of the E-edtion on this website..