Palo Alto County

Pfc. Harold H. Carlson




Iowa’s World War II Honor Roll

These Iowans, like the ones pictured in this section last Sunday, have given their lives for their country. They came from all sections of the state, from all walks of life, and they rest today in strange and far away but never-to-be forgotten places. The final line beneath each photograph tells the geographical area in which the man was serving. Additional pictures of Iowans who have been killed in combat will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Sunday, December 12, 1943 (photo included)

Harold Henning Carlson was born Jan. 31, 1919 to Gust and Ethel E. Jackson Carlson. He died Dec. 1, 1942 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg, IA and memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines.

Pvt. Carlson served in World War II with the U.S. Army 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division and was MIA/KIA in Papua, New Guinea and awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.