Ray Lars Lawrence

10 Dec 1928 - 7 Jul 1953

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Ray Lars Lawrence

10 Dec 1928 - 7 Jul 1953
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Sergeant Lawrence was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. On the night of July 7, 1953, as he slept in his bunker bear Sadanggol, North Korea, the bunker caved in suffocating him. Sergeant Lawrence was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge

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Ray Lars Lawrence

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Springville City Cemetery

200 West 400 South
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States

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DW

January 6, 2012
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January 1, 2012

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Contributor: DW Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Sergeant Lawrence was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. On the night of July 7, 1953, as he slept in his bunker bear Sadanggol, North Korea, the bunker caved in suffocating him. Sergeant Lawrence was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal. Ancestry.com. WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: American Battle Monuments Commission. World War I Listing; World War II Listing; Korean War Listing. American Battle Monuments Commission.

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Life timeline of Ray Lars Lawrence

1928
Ray Lars Lawrence was born on 10 Dec 1928
Ray Lars Lawrence was 11 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Ray Lars Lawrence was 17 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
Ray Lars Lawrence died on 7 Jul 1953 at the age of 24
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