Veterans' Memorial Project

Jack Dudley Lawler

Paris, IL

World War II

College: Communications

Graduation Year: 1939

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Captain

Date of Birth: 06/20/1917

Date of Death: 03/24/1945

Captain Lawler entered active service in April, 1941, and went overseas in August, 1944. Captain Lawler served with the Airborne Infantry in Germany; he was killed during a paratroop drop when he landed in a tree and was shot by a German soldier.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, July, 1945, and University and public records

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