Robert Henry Lawson was born 17 September 1920.
PFC Lawson was killed in action near Bastogne, Belgium, 1 January 1945.
He is buried in Ocoee, Polk Co, TN.

Polk County News, February 8, 1945:
Pfc. Robert H. Lawson, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Lawson of Ocoee, Tenn has been reported killed in action in Belgium on Jan. 1. He was with the TVA at Parsville before entering the service. Other survivors are two brothers, Pvt. Franklin W. Lawson, U.S. Army and Lewis Lawson of Ocoee, five sisters, Mrs. Jon Schabell of McDonald, Mrs. Gilbert Beckler and Mrs. Hoyte Pippinger of Benton, Mrs. Bess Evans of Cleveland and Miss Mae Lawson of Ocoee.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 17 September 1920
  • Date of death: 1 January 1945
  • County: Polk
  • Hometown: Ocoee
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 60th Armored Regiment, 9th Armored Division, Company A
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Battle of the Bulge
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cookson Creek Cemetery, Polk County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Middle Panel
  • Sponsored by: John B. Romeiser

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