William Larson of Semper Paratus Arms passed away on Saturday, 29-June-2019.
A Veteran of the US Army and US Coast Guard with 10 years of service to our Great Nation, Will had deployed to Iraq in 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He served as an Armorer and Instructor for the Department of Defense and well known private military companies. He also worked at highly respected companies such as BCM and SIONICS Weapon Systems.
Will is best known for his Armorer's Courses that he taught across the United States. These courses were universally praised for the breadth and depth of knowledge that he shared.
Will's no-nonsense demeanor, frankness and humor didn't take long to endear him to people that may have known him by reputation. To those that know him and those that only knew him through the internet forums, his passing is both shocking and devastating. Our hearts are broken.
Will had touched countless lives, many of whom he barely knew, that was Will. He helped both individuals and companies and never asked for anything in return. Many companies owe their existence and success to Will, and his wisdom and knowledge has benefited many individuals that are completely unaware that the gear they use and trust have Will's fingerprints on it.
His contribution to the industry is immeasurable and he is impossible to replace. His passing is a great loss to his family and to those that know and love him in the industry.
As a community, let's come together and do something for a man that's done so much for us. The immediate goal is to address the hospital bills and other arrangements for his family.
We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and Thank You for contributing to the Memorial Fund.