We present the first observations of protons down to 44 keV and electrons down to ≲ keV emitted in an impulsive solar particle event. The observations are from the Apollo 15 Subsatellite during a flare event which began on September 1, 1971. We obtain a lower limit estimate of the energy contained in ≳ MeV protons in the flare. The effects of adiabatic deceleration in the interplanetary medium and dE/dx energy loss in the corona are discussed. We conclude that energetic protons may constitute a major energy release in large solar flares.