Harry Raymond Lau

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  • Name: Harry Raymond Lau
  • Location of Birth: Cottonwood, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 4, 1923
  • Date of Death: October 16, 1993 (70 years old)
  • Parents: Hugh Lau and Olga (Rahn) Lau
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Harry was an artillery gunner and served in England.

    Information from Registration Card:
    Name: Harry Ramond Lau
    Place of Residence: Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota
    Age in Years: 19
    Place of Birth: Cottonwood
    Date of Birth: Feb. 4, 1923
    State: Minnesota
    Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Hugh Lau, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
    Employer's Name and Address: Standard Salt and Cement Co., Duluth
    Place of Employment or Business: Alaska Highway

    Information from World War II Draft Card:
    Name: Harry Raymond Lau
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 19
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: 4 Feb 1923
    Birth Place: Cottonwood, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: 19 Jun 1942
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Standard Salt And Cement Co
    Weight: 160
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hari Color: Blonde
    Height: 5 10
    Next of Kin: Hugh Lau
    Household Members: Harry Raymond Lau
    Relationship: Self (Head)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Picture is PVT Kenneth Lau (left) and PFC Harry Lau (right). The two brothers met in England and had an opportunity to visit for three hours. Harry had been in England three months. Kenneth, before going to England, had been in the Africa and Italian campaigns.

    Harry was married to Helen (Becker) Foster.

    Siblings were Kenneth Harvey Lau, Evelyn Helen (Lau) Vober, and Watler Julius Lau.

    Harry died at Fort Apache Junction, Arizona and is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Plot Section B-1, Site 479-5)

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