Biography

CARSON, JOHN SPENCER [2ndLt A1stTB]

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2LT JOHN SPENCER CARSON

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

1ST TANK BATTALION - MARINES

A CO

MARINES

HOSTILE, DIED (KIA)

DATE OF LOSS: SEPTEMBER 3, 1950

SERVICE NUMBER: 046408

BORN: FEBRUARY 25, 1924

HOME OR PLACE OF ENLISTMENT

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNTY

LOCATION OR BATTLE ZONE: PUSAN PERIMETER

TOWN OR AREA: TANGSAN

BURIAL LOCATION

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Comments: Second Lieutenant Carson was a member of Company A, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on September 3, 1950. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

KOREAN WAR PROJECT KEY NO: 4581