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:
Not Specified
   


WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
September / 1945

Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.

21 Named Campaigns were recognized in the Asiatic Pacific Theater with Battle Streamers and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medals.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
December / 1942
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

272nd Military Police Company

502nd Military Police Battalion

54th Military Police Company

118th Military Police Company

116th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion

48th Military Police Detachment (CID)

795th Military Police Battalion

Army Garrisons

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  1019 Also There at This Battle:
  • Anderson, Morris, SGT, (1941-1945)
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