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 Robert Earl Laws

Robert Earl Laws

Birth
Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Jan 1990 (aged 68)
Burial Bellwood, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Garden of Vespers, Lot 90F
Memorial ID 7236052 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 5 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7236052
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Earl Laws (18 Jan 1921–1 Jan 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7236052, citing Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .