First Lieutenant Selway C Carlson

Name Selway C Carlson
Rank First Lieutenant
Army Serial # O-354155
State Montana
Date of death 1944-08-05
Plot, Row, Grave K, 10, 15
Cemetery Brittany American Cemetery, St. James, France, Google Maps
Unit E Company, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Purple Heart
Remarks From the Thunderbolt Summer issue 2006, an article written by the stepson of 1st Lt. Selway C. Carlson:

According to Buckshot history, on August 4, Company E marched to a defilade position near Dolet (Doslet) in a wide ditch that flanked the railroad track. They jumped off at dusk on August 4 in the face of an intense concentration of enemy fire, including the huge 340 millimeter coastal guns at St. Malo. During the early morning of August 5, 1944, it was this coastal barrage that killed my step-father..

First Lieutenant Carlson was a member of E Company. The morning report for July 26, 1944 on page 92 shows him joining E Company from HQ 329th Infantry Regiment. Page 92 can be seen here.

The morning report for August 19, 1944 on page 39 shows him killed in action on August 5, 1944. Page 38 can be seen here.
Grave Soldier
Selway C Carlson (O-354155) Selway C Carlson (O-354155)

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