Carlson, Randall Arthur, MAJ

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Military Intelligence
Last Primary MOS
9668-Area Intelligence Officer
Last MOS Group
Military Intelligence (Officer)
Primary Unit
1982-1982, 9668, United Nations Truce Supervision Organization, Beirut, United Nations Command (UNC)
Service Years
1970 - 1982
Foreign Language(s)

Military Intelligence


Three Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Derwood, MD

Casualty Date
Sep 25, 1982
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Other Explosive Device
In the Line of Duty
Location of Interment
West Point Cemetery - West Point, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section XXIII, Row B

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 Military Association Memberships
In the Line of Duty
  1982, In the Line of Duty

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Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (3rd ACR)United States Military Academy West Point (Staff)United Nations Command (UNC)
  1971-1973, 1204, B Troop, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (3rd ACR)
  1978-1982, 9604, United States Military Academy West Point (Staff)
  1982-1982, 9668, United Nations Truce Supervision Organization, Beirut, United Nations Command (UNC)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1966-1970, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Major Carlson was part of a team of United Nations observers to supervise the U.N. truce in Lebanon.

"Four members of a special United Nations observer force, including two American officers, were killed Saturday when their jeep hit a mine near Beirut, the Defense Department announced.

Early today the two officers were identified by the Pentagon as Air Force Maj. Harley Warren, 34 years old, of Baldese, N.C., and Army Maj. Randall Carlson, 35, of Derwood, Md.

The officers were part of a 50-man unit of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization in Beirut, a United Nations spokesman said Saturday. The group, a 300-man force composed of members from 25 nations, was created to supervise the 1948 truce between the Arabs and Israel.

The forces are not affiliated with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, the 7,000-man United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon."


Major Carlson had been a French instructor at the Military Academy.  He had also served with an armor unit in West Germany along the Czech border, an intelligence unit in Nuremberg, West Germany, and had completed commando and paratrooper training.
(if anyone has any info on what Units, Ribbons, Awards etc...  at all, shoot me a PM so i can add it to his profile)

Note:  Major Carlson is eligible for the UNIFIL Ribbon from the United Nations for his service as an observer in Lebanon. 
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