St. Joseph County Commissioners to honor Wilbur Lawson, WWII Veteran

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The St. Joseph County Commissioners will honor Wilbur Lawson, a member of “The Greatest Generation” who fought in WWII, on Thursday, May 19, which is the date of his 100th birthday.

Lawson will be presented with a monthly award by the commissioners, the May citizen of the month.

Lawson is a veteran who served his country during WWII as a member of the 8th Air Force on a B-17, Flying Fortress gunner and engineer.

Dieter will lead a group of citizens from the American Legion located at 486 E. Michigan St in New Carlisle.

The St. Joseph County Police Motorcycle unit will lead the procession to Mr. Lawsons home at 6983 E. Division St in Mill Creek.

Members of the “Get Wet for a Vet,Inc” will also ride in the procession.

After arriving at Lawson’s home, Dieter will present him with a plaque and a bomber jacket with an 8th Air Force WWII patch from his unit.

There will also be a fly over by a Fairchild PT-19 and a Varga Kachina.

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