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Click here to view “NEW MILFORD IN WORLD WAR II” written by Teresa M. Martin copyright May 30th, 1947.

The record she wrote reveals a seaman, Richard W. Carson, who served the entire Pacific Theater War from the first attack on Pearl Harbor to the surrender in Tokyo Bay. 

His only comment while on leave, June 1st, 1944, reported in The Bergen Evening Record on his experience during the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway Islands was,
“It was pretty awful.”

    
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the bombing of
Pearl Harbor.

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Admiral Halsey and the 3rd Fleet.

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the Battle of
Midway Islands.

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the Bombardment of Japan. 

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Japanese signing surrender agreement in Tokyo Bay.

          Richard W. Carson’s service was the entire Pacific Naval War. Volumes of books are written on the challenges he endured.  With the information above, we merely want to give you some general understanding of the experiences he went through. 

Let us never forget his sacrifice.

Written by:

Bob Meli
August 3, 2013

 

Background Image of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/07/world-war-ii-pearl-harbor/100117/