His birth record lists him as Lawson L. V. Finger
Found him on the 1920 Newstead, Erie, New York census (dist 320 img 28) as Lawson V. Finger
Found him on the 1930 Newstead, Erie, New York census (dist 439 img 23) as Lawson L. Finger
Tech. Sergt. Lawson L. Finger of the Clarence Center Road, Akron, who has recently returned from overseas 34 months with an infan-Army Ground and Service forces Redistribution Station at Lake Placid Club, New York.
Tech. Sergt. Finger entered the service on March 12, 1941 and was overseas 34 months wan an Infantry unit In the South Pacific Theater of operations. He participated in the Papuan, New Guinea and Philippine campaigns and wears the distinguished unit citation.
Here primarily to be processed for his next assignment, the returnee receives thorough medical and dental examinations, has his records brought up to date, is interviewed by classification experts and participates in orientation discussions. - Union-Sun & Journal May 3, 1945