Carlson, Carsten, LTC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1962-1963, 1542, HQ, US Continental Army Command (CONARC)
Service Years
1937 - 1963
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Infantry

Lieutenant Colonel



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Tacoma
Last Address
San Marcos, California

Date of Passing
Aug 31, 2015
 
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION O SITE 2841
Military Service Number
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Society of 1st Infantry Division
  1953, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) - Assoc. Page
  1955, Society of 1st Infantry Division - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Retired 1963     Deceased 2015
 
   
Other Comments:
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US Occupation of South Korea
From Month/Year
September / 1945
To Month/Year
May / 1948

Description
From September 1945 to May 1948; The division of Korea between North and South Korea was the result of the Allied victory in World War II in 1945, ending the Empire of Japan's 35-year rule of Korea. The United States and the Soviet Union occupied the country, with the boundary between their zones of control along the 38th parallel.

With the onset of the Cold War, negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union failed to lead to an independent, unified Korea. In 1948, UN-supervised elections were held in the US-occupied south only. This led to the establishment of the Republic of Korea in South Korea, which was promptly followed by the establishment of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in North Korea. The United States supported the South, and the Soviet Union supported the North, and each government claimed sovereignty over the whole Korean peninsula.

With the American government fearing Soviet expansion, and the Japanese authorities in Korea warning of a power vacuum, the embarkation date of the US occupation force was brought forward three times.

On September 7, 1945, General Douglas MacArthur announced that Lieutenant General John R. Hodge was to administer Korean affairs, and Hodge landed in Incheon with his troops the next day. The Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, which had operated from China, sent a delegation with three interpreters to Hodge, but he refused to meet with them. Likewise, Hodge refused to recognize the newly formed People's Republic of Korea and its People's Committees, and outlawed it on 12 December.

In September 1946, thousands of laborers and peasants rose up against the military government. This uprising was quickly defeated, and failed to prevent scheduled October elections for the South Korean Interim Legislative Assembly.

The ardent anti-communist Syngman Rhee, who had been the first president of the Provisional Government and later worked as a pro-Korean lobbyist in the US, became the most prominent politician in the South. On July 19, 1947, Lyuh Woon-hyung, the last senior politician committed to left-right dialogue, was assassinated by a right-winger.

The government conducted a number of military campaigns against left-wing insurgents. Over the course of the next few years, between 30,000 and 100,000 people were killed.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1947
To Month/Year
May / 1948
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  13 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Cale, Sterling, CSM, (1941-1974)
  • Longendyke, Ford, PFC, (1945-1947)
  • Nuncio, Miguel, Cpl, (1945-1947)
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