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Crawford Lorenza Wall

PVT in Army Experimental Station at Pine Camp : HQ and HQ Detachment


Born 1913 in GA, Died 2004

County of residence at enlistment: Hall County, GA
Other residence(s): Statham, GA; Jefferson, GA; Piños Altos, NM; Aztec, NM; Pagosa Springs, CO; Dell City, TX
United States Army, did not accompany the unit to Europe
Occupation before the war: skilled mechanics and repairmen, motor vehicles
Source: AES 1944 Christmas Dinner Program

Crawford Wall (also known as C.L.) was born on October 5, 1913 in Statham, GA, the third of four children. His father was a cotton buyer.

He grew up in Jefferson, GA and completed three years of high school there. On May 8, 1932 he married his high school sweetheart, Omie Lucille Smallwood. Their only child, William, was born in 1936. By 1940, he was working as a farmer in Jefferson.

Crawford registered for the draft on October 16, 1940 and by the time he enlisted, on March 8, 1944, was employed in the category of "skilled mechanics and repairmen, motor vehicles." He became part of the staff at the Army Experimental Station at Pine Camp, NY where the 3132 and 3133 Signal Service Companies trained.

After the war he and his family eventually moved to Piños Altos, in southern New Mexico, and later to Pagosa Springs, CO. Crawford worked in the timber industry and eventually owned a construction business.

He died on April 12, 2004 in Dell City, TX, and is buried at Bayfield Cemetery in Bayfield, CO.


1920 census

1940 census

1941 draft card

1944 enlistment record

1950 census

1950-1993 US public records index (Aztec NM)

1989 US public records index (Dell City TX)

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2004 Social Security death index

2007 wife's obituary

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