- Larry Crepeau was a raconteur extraordinaire. So much so, in fact, that his children learned never to believe a good story unless it was verified by outside witnesses. First an unverified story: The Crepeaus were the only Catholic family in Glendive when Larry was small, (they had to travel to another town to find a priest) and because of Charles' heavy French Canadian accent, were considered "foreign." Glendive at that time had no blacks, no Italians, no Jews, and no Hispanics, so those foreign-sounding Crepeaus, by default, became the targets of the local KKK. Larry tells the story that they actually burned a cross on the Crepeau front lawn. One verified story is about the biplane that Larry and 3 buddies chipped in together to buy. They really enjoyed that plane, sometimes only affording to put just exactly enough gas into it to complete their flight. One day, running out of gas caused him to put down his plane on the local golf course, right in front of his boss. After flight school Larry was spotted flying a 4-engine bomber right down Main Street in his hometown of Glendive, between the buildings, and well «u»below«/u» the roof levels. Witnesses have claimed to have looked down on the aircraft as it flew below them. Sometimes stories should not be believed, even with witnesses. Larry always wanted to fly, and WWII gave him his chance – he joined the Army Air Corps. Larry & Olga were married on a 3-day pass after flight school. He served with the 8«sup»th«/sup» Air Force in Europe . Ingrid and Dick were born in Arlington , VA ; Tom was born in San Antonio. As an Air Force family, they lived in Alaska , Nebraska , Sembach and Darmstadt Germany before settling at Fort Meade, Maryland until the end of his Air Force career.