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Robert Earl Laws
Birth: Jan. 18, 1921
Death: Jan. 1, 1990

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army in Company G, 169th Infantry, 43d Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on January 12, 1945 at Pangasinan Province, Luzon, Philippine Islands. His citation in part reads "In the advance up the hill, he suffered additional wounds in both arms and legs, about the body and in the head, as grenades and TNT charges exploded near him. Three Japs rushed him with fixed bayonets, and he emptied the magazine of his machine pistol at them, killing two. He closed in hand-to-hand combat with the third, seizing the Jap's rifle as he met the onslaught. The two fell to the ground and rolled some 50 to 60 feet down a bank. When the dust cleared the Jap lay dead and the valiant American was climbing up the hill with a large gash across the head." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
Family links: 
  Archie Bathgate Laws (1889 - 1958)
  Myrtle Mabel Shiffler Laws (1889 - 1971)
  Virginia L. Murray Laws (1929 - 2010)*
  Elisabeth R Laws Lewis (1914 - 2006)*
  Robert Earl Laws (1921 - 1990)
*Calculated relationship
Blair Memorial Park
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Garden of Vespers, Lot 90F
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Mar 05, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7236052
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Honoring you for your acts of bravery and military service. Pennsylvania thanks and salutes you. May you rest in God's loving arms for eternity.
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