Melvin J. Carlson

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  • Name: Melvin J. Carlson
  • Location of Birth: Remsin, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: September 14, 1918
  • Date of Death: July 3, 1979 (60 years old)
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  • High School and Class: 1939 - Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: S SGT (Staff Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Melvin was a World War II veteran and served in the Army Air Force in the Philippines.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Melvin had been an area resident for 53 years.

    He married June McLean in Grand Rapids, Minnesota on September 14, 1940. Mr. Carlson was a member of Community Presbyterian Church, McVeigh-Dunn Post 60 of the American Legion and Local 589 of Plumbers and Fitters of Virginia.

    Survivors include his wife, June; three sons, Donald, Richard, and James; one brother, Alroy; one sister, Mrs. Otto (Anna Louise) Larson; and seven grandchildren.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-E-03-1-8)

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