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First Name: D.

Last Name: Carson

Birthplace: Marshall, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: Texarkana, TX
Middle Name: A.

Date of Birth: 29 June 1922

Date of Death: 28 December 1992

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
D. A. Carson

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


D. A. Carson

Private 1st Class, U. S. Marine Corps

Navy Cross

SPOT AWARD, Fleet Marine Force Pacific: Serial 43156
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Private First Class D. A. Carson (MCSN: 454935), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving in a Squad of Company D, Second Battalion, Twenty-eighth Marines, FIFTH Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces at Iowa Jima, Volcano Islands, on 1 March 1945.
When his assault squad and an attached machine gun squad had suffered seven casualties and were pinned down by machine-gun fire from an enemy pillbox, Private First Class Carson crawled thirty yards through intense fire to a position close to the side of the pillbox. Although the Japanese observed him and were attempting to prevent him from reaching it with a barrage of hand grenades, he charged the pillbox and, grasping the enemy machine gun by the barrel, pulled it from the embrasure, thus enabling the remainder of his squad to advance and neutralize hostile resistance in that sector. Private First Class Carson's' initiative and great personal valor under extremely hazardous conditions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315783   Created by: drjones46




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