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Charles R. Larson, admiral who twice ran Naval Academy, dies at 77
Charles R. Larson, admiral who twice ran Naval Academy, dies at 77

Retired Adm. Charles R. Larson, the onetime commander in chief of military forces in the Pacific who became superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy to restore discipline and morale after his alma mater had been rocked by the largest cheating scandal in its history, has died. He was 77. Larson's death Saturday at his home in Annapolis, Md., was confirmed by his son-in-law, Cmdr. Wesley Huey, a faculty member at the academy. Huey said the four-star admiral had been diagnosed with leukemia two years ago. Born Nov. 20, 1936, in Sioux Falls, S.D., Larson arrived at Annapolis in the 1950s, the first step in a naval career that would eventually span 40 years and take him across most of...

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