Vail pioneer Ernst Larese dies at 84

Vail pioneer Ernst Larese dies at 84
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By John LaConte

VAIL — Ernst Larese’s story nearly ended when he was 9 years old.After being born in the little mountain town of Bolzano, Italy, in 1931, his family moved to Salzburg, Austria, where he was raised. When he was 9 he was pierced through the neck by a fence post while trying to forage a meal. He stuck his fingers in the hole, ran to a hospital where he was turned away, ran to another hospital and made it just in time to receive the care that would save his life.He went on join the French Foreign Legion, fight in Africa, …

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