Valor awards for 1LT William Robert Lawley , Jr. (1920-1999) US Army Air Forces. Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty on 20 February 1944 on a heavy bombardment mission over enemy-occupied continental Europe. Awarded Legion of Merit during Vietnam War. Transferred to US Air Force in 1947. Retired as a Colonel in 1972. Read full citation of amazing heroism.