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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Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
From Month/Year
June / 1950
To Month/Year
August / 1950

Description
From the outbreak of the Korean War following the invasion of South Korea by North Korea on 25 June 1950, the North Korean Korean People's Army had enjoyed superiority in both manpower and equipment over South Korea's Republic of Korea Army and the United Nations forces dispatched to South Korea to prevent it from collapsing. The North Korean strategy was to aggressively pursue U.N. and South Korean forces on all avenues of approach south and to engage them, attacking from the front and initiating a double envelopment of both flanks of the defending units, which allowed the North Koreans to surround and cut off the opposing force, forcing it to retreat in disarray, often leaving behind much of its equipment. From their initial 25 June offensive to fights in July and early August, the North Koreans used this strategy to defeat any UN force they encountered and push it south. However, with the establishment of the Pusan Perimeter in August, the U.N. troops held a continuous line which the North Koreans could not flank, and their advantages in numbers decreased daily as the superior U.N. logistical system brought in more troops and supplies to the U.N. forces.

When the North Koreans approached the Pusan Perimeter on 5 August, they attempted the same frontal assault technique on the four main avenues of approach into the perimeter. Throughout August, their military conducted direct assaults resulting in the Battle of Masan, the Battle of Battle Mountain, the First Battle of Naktong Bulge, the Battle of Taegu, and the Battle of the Bowling Alley. On the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, the South Koreans repulsed three North Korean divisions at the Battle of P'ohang-dong.
The North Korean attacks stalled as U.N. forces, well equipped and with large standing reserve units to draw upon, repeatedly repelled them. All along the front, the North Korean troops reeled from these defeats, the first time in the war North Korean strategy had failed.
 
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
June / 1950
To Month/Year
August / 1950
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  173 Also There at This Battle:
  • Blue, Albert, SFC, (1949-1960)
  • Borrelli, Frank, SFC, (1948-1953)
  • Cortez, Agapito, S/SGT, (1949-1952)
  • Deponti, Salvatore, CPL, (1947-1950)
  • Eaton, Ivan, Cpl, (1950-1954)
  • Hewitt, Billie, Cpl, (1949-1952)
  • Ledford, Jack, M/SGT, (1948-1952)
  • McDonough, Thomas, Sgt, (1948-1953)
  • Mulcahy, Joseph, CSM, (1949-1979)
  • Nichols, David, SFC, (1949-1969)
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