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Sgt Charles Edward Carlson

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Sgt Charles Edward Carlson

Birth
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Death 6 Oct 1984 (aged 65)
Auburn, Placer County, California, USA
Burial Dutch Flat, Placer County, California, USA
Plot Lot 210, Plot 1
Memorial ID 37305370 View Source
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Military Service

Served as a Master Sergeant in the US Army during World War II and the Korean War; also served in the Viet Nam War with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Foreign service: South Pacific (Iwo Jima, Saipan) in WWII, Korea (two tours), Germany, Viet Nam.

Received a Silver Star, a Bronze Medal, a Good Conduct Medal, a WWII Victory Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, and American Theater Ribbon, and an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon with one battle star.

He was in CCC camps before joining the Army in 1943. He was a Medical NCO and later made Master Sergeant. After he retired from the Army, Sergeant Carlson served in the California National Guard and then re-enlisted in the Army with the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-7). While in the service, he played baseball and coached many teams.

(Source: Family member)

Biography

One of six children born to Mabel and Arvid CARLSON of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Marriage: to Margaret Evelyn Edwards ENNIS on 31 December 1945; he had two step-children.

Chuck Carlson spent his childhood in Minneapolis and Lakeville, Minnesota. He had three brothers: Robert, Arthur, and Kenneth; and two sisters: Mary Jane and Beverly.

He was a good carpenter and built several houses.

He and his wife Margaret lived in Dutch Flat for a short time in 1974. After Margaret's death, he returned to Dutch Flat in 1984 and died shortly after. He was cremated and his ashes were buried in the Dutch Flat Cemetery.

(Source: Family member)

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The Silver Star is the third-highest combat military decoration that can be awarded to a member of any branch of the United States armed forces for valor in the face of the enemy. The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the armed forces, distinguishes himself or herself by extraordinary heroism.

The Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration that may be awarded for bravery, acts of merit, or meritorious service. As a medal it is awarded for merit, and with the "V" for valor device it is awarded for heroism. It is the fourth-highest combat award of the U.S. Armed Forces and the ninth highest military award (including both combat and non-combat awards) in the order of precedence of U.S. military decorations.

(Source: Wikipedia)


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