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Edmund John Lawler

Rank

Date Enlisted

From City

State

Date Boarded

Date Detached

Status


EM2c

2/9/42

Portland

ME

2/4/44

3/18/45

d. 9/22/84


2/4/44 - EM2c
4/1/44 - EM1c
10/1/44 - EM1c V6
3/18/45 - to ADMIRAL R. E. COONTZ (AP-122), FFT to West Coast Classification Center, Receiving Ship, San Francisco




Edmund John ("Bud"/"Pop") Lawler was born in Portland, Maine, son of Daniel and Josephine (Reynolds) Lawler on January 16, 1906. He attended Portland schools. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific as an Electrician's Mate.

He married Mary Davis on his birthday, January 16, 1946. Bud and Mary had three children, Edmund John Lawler, Jr., Mary Jo Lawler, and Timothy Clyde Lawler. They have eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Bud was employed for 38 years by Burnham & Morrill Company as a truck driver, retiring in January of 1971. He was a member of the 25 Year Club at B&M.

He was a former Commander and selected life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 832, South Portland, Maine. He was also inducted into the Military Order of Cooties, there. He was instrumental in organizing the VFW Post 832 Junior Drum and Bugle Corps.

Bud was also a member of the American Legion, Stewart P. Morrill Post of South Portland; the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 17; and the Knights of Columbus.

He also served as an assistant Boy Scout leader and part-time Little League umpire.

Bud passed away on September 22, 1984, in Portland.


 


 


 


 
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