Pvt Lawrence Allen Harrison was born in Jonesboro, Washington County, Tennessee to Gentry Landon Harrison and Frona Leona Adams. He enlisted on 24 April 1945 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He died in 1946 from non-hostile wounds/injuries. He was killed in service near Clark Field on Luzon Island in the Philippines.

Harrison began military service April 23, 1945, with basic training at Camp Rucker, Ala. Further training was received at Fort Riley, Kan., Camp Adair, near Salem, Ore., and Tacoma, Wash. He was assigned overseas duty October 24, 1945 in Company A, Second Battalion, First Regiment, arriving in Japan November 11, 1945 for occupation duty. He was transferred to Company B, Third Engineers at Okhana. On March 18, 1946 he was assigned to the Philippines for training in the Student Engineers School where on the second day of his training was killed in a heavy shell explosion. Survivors besides his parents, was brother Lewis L. Harrison and a sister, Mrs. Frances Barker.


  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 29 July 1924
  • Date of death: 2 April 1946
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Jonesboro
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 3rd Engineers, Company B
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Gray Community Cemetery, Gray, Washington County, Tennessee
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Top Panel
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