|Birth: ||Dec. 31, 1923|
|Death: ||May 26, 1945, Philippines|
Glenn E. Lawrence was the son of Lester Elmer Lawrence (1888-1961) and Maude Elizabeth Church (1888-1975) of Avila, California. He was a member of the United States Army, serving in World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations. He enlisted on March 24, 1943 in Fresno, San Luis Obispo, California. His enlistment records show him to have been a small man and weighing only 111 pounds. He was assigned to Company G, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division.
On May 26, 1945, while engaging in battle with Japanese forces on the Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippines Islands, he was struck by shrapnel in the head, chest and stomach, suffering traumatic injuries. Sgt. Lawrence was instantly killed. His body was recovered and was buried in a shelter half (half of a "pup" tent)at the US Armed Forces Cemetery at Santa Barbara #1, Luzon, row #90, grave # 4740 and marked with a regulation white wooden cross. A bottle was buried with him which contained information inside on Sgt. Lawrence. Dental records or facial recognition could not be used due to his injuries.
On March 3, 1948, a Disinterment Directive was issued to remove Sgt. Lawrence from his temporary burial site and move his remains to a permanent burial location. His remains were prepared and placed in a casket on May 27, 1948 by embalmer Alexander P. Pettice. The casket was loaded in a US Army truck and transported to Fort McKinley, Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines were it was re-interred in its permanent resting place.
Sergeant Glenn E. Lawrence, Sn# 39696735, was the recipient of the following known decorations:
- Combat Infantryman's Badge
- Bronze Star Medal
- Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster (denoting second award)
- Army Good Conduct Medal
- Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
- World War II Victory Medal
- Presidential Unit Citation
- Philippine Liberation Medal with one battle/campaign star
- Philippine Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon
Lester E Lawrence (1888 - 1961)
Maude E Lawrence (1895 - 1975)
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Plot D Row 4 Grave 94
Created by: Rick Lawrence
Record added: Jul 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54655562