James B. Lawson, Jr.


Mechanical Engineering

Sandy Springs, SC

Army, Second Lieutenant

290th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry Division

Purple Heart

Feb 10, 1923

Dec 25, 1944

Killed in Action in Belgium - Southeast of Hotton - toward Beffe

Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery


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George W. Gardner remembers entering combat in the Ardennes-Alsace (Battle of the Bulge) on Christmas Eve, in a wooded area near Hotton, Belgium.  Christmas Day they attacked Werpin and the high ground near Werpin. Later in January, I Co attacked Burtonville. Fighting was fierce and the casualties were high.  He remembers 1st Lt Arthur North getting killed and 2nd Lt James Lawson being wounded.  Lt Lawson died later, in a Paris hospital.  Extract from from: https://75thdivisiondad.com/roh26.htm

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