Navy Badge
  • Name: Clarence Gustave Lawson
  • Location of Birth: Marble, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 26, 1912
  • Date of Death: May 12, 1986
  • Parents: Gust Lawson & Ellen (Johnson) Lawson
  • High School and Class: 1932 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: EM 3 (Electrician's Mate Petty Officer 3rd Class)
  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: March 24, 1944
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: December 30, 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Clarence Gustave Lawson
    Race: White
    Age: 28
    Birth Date: September 26, 1912
    Birth Place: Marble, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Marble, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Interstate Iron Co., Hill Annex Mine, Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 185
    Height: 6-4
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Other characteristic: Very tall - 6'4"
    Next of Kin: Gust Albert Lawson, father, Marble, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Clarence Lawson married Myrtle Monson in Minnesota in 1939. He worked for Jones & Laughlin Reserve Mining Co., and after retirement, he moved to El Cajon, California. He was a member of the Sons of Norway and the AFL-CIO in California.

    Clarence died in El Cajon, California and is buried in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California (Plot 19, 111). He is survived by his wife, Myrtle, and a brother, Emil Lawson.

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