Larson, Clarence (Shorty)
Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1942. US Army, Retired in 1985 as Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of a Special Security Detachment. Shorty Larson owns Shorty’s Enterprises in Sierra Vista, Arizona, and has donated over $100,000 in material and services to assist veterans in need of housing. He has served as Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9972 (fourth largest in the US) for the past seven years. Serving also as the Commander of the VFW State Honor Guard, Shorty has participated in thousands of funeral services for veterans and their families. As Seam Squirrel, Commander, of the Military Order of Cooties (VFW Honor Degree), he has assisted thousands of veterans, visiting hospitalized veterans and providing support to their families. Shorty sponsors the Cochise Serving Veterans Committee which coordinates veteran standdowns in the Greater Sierra Vista area.