Lawrence Buffington's photo in the Pegasus yearbook.
Buffington was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He was born in 1917 and
had three brothers, John Raymond, James “Jay” and Donald L. Buffington. Later
he went on to study at Washington College in Chestertown, MD where he studied
mathematics and economics. He was associated with Greek life. Lawrence was the
chairman of the inter-fraternity council, the president of Omicron Delta Kappa
and Archon of Theta Kappa Nu. He also was active in the sports scene as a
football player. During his senior year, he enlisted into the Army Air Forces
in Washington D.C. Lawrence was the Captain of Regiment 345th bomber
group, medium, 500th bomber squadron. Lawrence was declared dead
August 12, 1945, stating that he was “missing in action or buried at sea”. This
was three days before the end of the war with Japan. He was on a flying mission
over Japan the last time he was seen. The awards he received were the air
medal, Purple Heart, American campaign medal and the WWII victory medal.
Sources: www.honorstates.org, Yearbook of ’39,
Theta Kappa Nu Pegasus article.