Veteran of the Game - Lawrence Teller
    Lakewood Public Schools
    October 11, 2019

  • Mr. Lawrence Teller

    WW2 - U.S. Army
    1945 - 1947 Years
    Philippines, Japan

    Mr. Teller began serving in the U.S. Army at the age of 18 in 1945 and was deployed to the Philippines and Japan.  Mr. Teller received training as a Rifleman where he learned to skillfully operate the M-1 Rifle. Mr. Teller was also a part of the US Army Transportation Service, a critical operation for moving soldiers and supplies during World War 2.  His service also included working with the Post Exchange in Japan.   Mr. Teller was rewarded as a Tech Corporal for possessing specialized skills. He is the recipient of the U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW2 Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal.  Mr. Teller was active duty through 1947. 

    Upon return from the service, Mr. Teller owned and operated Larry’s Body Shop in Lansing, Michigan. He married his wife Maxine, who he first met in 5th grade. Together they raised a daughter and two sons.  In 1990, they moved to Sunfield, Michigan and enjoyed a slew of grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Mr. and Mrs. Teller were married for 70 years.  Mr. Teller is a member of the Lake Odessa VFW Post.  

    Mr. Teller, please accept gratitude, from those you have helped to defend.   We stand united with you.  We honor your commitment and the sacrifices of all veterans, their families, and loved ones. Lakewood Public Schools will forever be grateful to Mr. Lawrence Teller