PVT Charles Emmett Lawman was born 9 Mar 1923 in Hickory Ridge, Arkansas to Lawrence and Lillian May (Welty) Lawman. The family had a rice farm.
Charles entered the Army in March 1943. He completed basic training and was sent to Europe and transferred from the replacement depot to C Company 116th Infantry on 17 Jul 1944. PVT Lawman was killed in action on 27 Aug 1944.
PVT Lawman was repatriated in 1948 and was buried in Otwell Cemetery in Craighead County, Arkansas.
Older brother, Earnest, served in the US Army Air Corps as a SSG during the war.