For the 41st Assembly District’s 2017 “Veteran of the Year,” Assembly member Chris Holden has chosen to honor Monrovia Council member Larry J. Spicer, a veteran who served in the U.S. Army from 1973 to 1994.
“I am pleased to recognize Council member Larry Spicer as the 41st Assembly District’s Veteran of the Year,” said Assembly member Holden (AD – 41). “After serving in our country’s armed forces, Larry continues to make a positive impact as council member, community leader and volunteer.”
Larry Spicer joined the U.S Army in August of 1973 after graduating from Monrovia High School. After Basic Training and Advance Individual Training (Logistics) at Ford Ord, California he was assigned to duty stations at Fort Lewis Washington, Fort Carson Colorado, Fort Sill Oklahoma, Korea and Germany.
While in the US Army, Spicer continued his education by taking such courses on leadership development, logistics management, accounting and procurement. He retired in 1994 after 21 years of dedicated service to his country. His rank at retirement was Sergeant First Class.
Spicer is currently an active member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was recently reelected to serve a second term as Council member in his hometown of Monrovia. In addition to serving in that capacity and other volunteer positions in the City of Monrovia, Los Angeles County area, and as a “White Suit” volunteer for the Tournament of Roses, he also spends many hours helping veterans get their benefits.