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Personal Data:

Birth Date:  October 8, 1945

Birth Place:  Lawrence, Massachusetts

Race:  Caucasian

Religion:  Roman Cattholic

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

Fatherís Name:  Kenneth G. Carson (deceased at time of son's death)

Motherís Name:  Florence (Ryan) (Carson) Nesta

Sibling Names: Kenneth N.

Marital Status:  Single


Schools Attended:  Louis High School, Oxford, Massachusetts

High School Diploma: 1963

Selective Service Data:

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Military Service Record:  

Reserve Status:  USMCR - August 9, 1965 to September 1, 1965    

Entry Date:  September 2, 1965

Entry Mode:  Enlistment

Entry Location:  Boston, Massachusetts

Home of Record:  Webster, Massachusetts

Service Branch:  Marine Corps                    

Service Component:  Regular                      

Rank:  Lance Corporal

Rank Abbrev:  LCPL 

Pay Grade:  E3         

MOS:  0311               

MOS Title:  Rifleman 

Military Education:  MCI Washington, DC - Operations Against Guerrilla Forces 03.24; 3d MarDiv Mine Warfare School - 1 day

Awards Received:  

Purple Heart; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal  

Badges Earned:

Posthumous Promotion:  No

Length of Service:

Southeast Asia Tour Data:

Date Tour Commenced:

Major Command:  3rd Marine Division

Land Assignment:

Regiment:  4th Marines

Battalion:  3rd Recon Battalion            

Company:  C Company  

Casualty Data:

Casualty Date 1 (wounded):  February 9, 1967

Casualty Date 2 (died of wounds):  March 20, 1967 at United States Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Massachusetts

Casualty Time:

Casualty Age:  21

Casualty Data 1:  Hostile, Died of Wounds                    

Casualty Data 2:  Other Explosive Device   

Casualty Data 3: Ground Casualty                

Casualty Province:  Quang Tri

Casualty Country:   South Vietnam              

Located In Or Near:    

Body Recovered:  Yes

Patrol Report:

LCPL Carson was one of the seven USMC WIA referenced in this 3d Recon Battalion report, and the only one to later die of wounds.



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Consigned Funeral Home: 

Military Escort Name: SGT Samuel Speoris, Marine Base, Boston, Massachusetts

Webster's Fallen Casualty Order:  2 of 9

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  16E  Line Number:  119

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