After graduation from Saint Aloysius High School, Larry attend Hinds Jr. College. He then joined the Air Force and, while on active duty, he finished college with a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) in Engineering (1967) at the Municipal University of Omaha (Nebraska).
Later, he left active duty and went to work for the Civil Service with the Military Airlift Command (MAC), at Scott Air Force Base and later moved to the U. S. Transportation Command, at the same location. He retired from Civil Service in 2003.
He and his wife, Karen, reside in south St. Louis County, Missouri.