Pvt Albert L. Lawler, Jr.

Our Hometown Heroes

Albert L. Lawler

Lived in Griffin When He was Young

Albert L. Lawler, Jr. was born on January 30, 1924. According to the 1930 Census, Lawler and his family lived in Griffin. By the 1940 Census, the family had moved to Rome, Floyd County, Georgia. His father was A.L. Lawler, Sr. and his mother Lillian Katie Latimer Lawler.

Little is known about the World War II, US Army Private. We do know that he enlisted on March 25, 1943 at Ft. McPherson when he was 19 years old. He had been in high school for three years. It is not known, but suspected, that he did graduate. It was not unusual for young men to attend only three years of high school and graduate at that time.

An article in the Griffin Daily News read that Pvt. Lawler had been Killed in Action on August 4, 1944, while serving in France in World War II. He was barely 20 years old when he died.

Nothing else is known about the young man except he is buried in the East View Cemetery in Rome, GA.

A plaque will be installed in Griffin honoring our former resident and Hometown Hero.