Naff Lawrence Laws was born in Pensacola, Yancey County, North Carolina, son of Robert Laws and Ann Miller. He was married with Rosa Lee Garland and was father of Betty Ann Laws and Edward Junior Laws.
He was shipped aboard the tanker, Jacksonville, as a member of the Naval Armed Guard. The Jacksonville was in transit in the North East Atlantic when she was torpedoed and sunk.

KIA Crew 48, AG 30.

Memorialized at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.

  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 April 1914
  • Date of death: 30 August 1944
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: SS Jacksonville
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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