Lawrence McCarty was born on 27 June 1919, the son of Alvis Leeander McCarty and Hester Bollinger.
He Died non Battle 4 July 1942
Buried at McCarty Family Cemetery, LaFollette, TN
Private First Class
Chemical Warfare Service
The LaFollette Press, July 10, 1942
Lawrence McCarty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvis McCarty fo LaFollette, Route 2, was reported missing in action in the Philippines May 20, according to his parents. The official notice was received as of May 20 and up to this time no further word has been received, evidently meaning that young McCarty lost his life, is a prisoner of the Japs, or in a band of soldiers who escaped to the wilds of the islands. His father Alvis McCarty is employed in Baltimore. He trained at Edgewood arsenal in Maryland in chemical warfare, as a volunteer. He graduated at Jacksboro High.
Knoxville Journal, 21 April 1949
McCarty, PFC. Lawrence L. 23, a veteran of World War II, died while a prisoner of war at Camp O’Donell in the Philippines July 4, 1942. The body arrived in LaFollette Wednesday at 3:04 p.m. Survivors; father, Alvis McCarty; brother,, Chester; sister, Mary Foster, all of LaFollette. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday, Long Hollow Baptist Church, Rev Robert N. Hicks officiating. Interment, family cemetery, American Legion in charge of military services at the grave. The body will remain at Mars Funeral Home, LaFollette, until Sunday, when it will be taken to the home at Pleasant Ridge. Mars, LaFollette, in charge.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 27 June 1919
- Date of death: 4 July 1942
- County: Campbell
- Hometown: LaFollette
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: Chemical Warfare Service
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: McCarty Family Cemetery, LaFollette, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Middle Panel
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