Elwood Carlson, 2007
- Branch of Service: United States Army
- Military Service: July 1942 - March 1946
- Highest Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Listen to the following sections by scrolling forward to the timecode.
:00 - Drafted at 21 years of age
:30 - Where served
:57 - Primary role - signal corps
2:08 - Ship convoy from island to island in coffin corner formation, buzzed by a friendly pilot
4:14 - Sound of bullets by the head, lived day to day, always worried about death
6:24 - Philippine Scouts and fighting pockets of resistance
7:58 - Atomic bombs and going home
9:15 - Reaction to war
This story was recorded at an SDPB event in Sioux Falls, SD.