History of War

LEADERS & COMMANDERS

EVANSCARLSON 1896–1947

A DECORATED HERO WHO RAN AWAY FROM HOME AGED 14

“COMMANDING THE UNIT AS A LIEUTENANT COLONEL, HE FAVOURED A MORE EGALITARIAN LEADERSHIP STYLE THAN WAS TRADITIONAL AT THE TIME, AND THE BATTALION BECAME KNOWN AS ‘CARLSON’S RAIDERS’”

Carlson worked his way up through the ranks twice, starting in both the US Army and then the Marines as a private, before earning commissions as a second lieutenant in each branch. It was with the Marines that he earned his first medal for gallantry, the Navy Cross. Tours of duty in China had

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