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Thomas M. Caroland Collection

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Thomas M. Caroland Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Thomas M. Caroland
State of Birth:
TN
Home State:
TN
Gender:
Male
Race:
Unspecified
War or Conflict:
Korean War, 1950-1953
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1949-1953
Entrance into Service:
Enlisted
Branch of Service:
Army
Unit of Service:
32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division
Location of Service:
Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Fort Benning, Georgia; Korea
Highest Rank:
Corporal
Prisoner of War:
Yes
Service History Note:
Veteran discusses: being captured by North Korean guerillas, sent to a prison camp for 13 months; the Chinese taking over; transfer to a camp near the Yalu River where he spent 18 months; seeing 21 of his fellow soldiers going over to the Chinese side while in prison; the Veteran was released 8/1953 as a part of a prisoner of war (POW) exchange.

Collection Information (Not at LOC)

Interviewer:
unknown interviewer
Contributor:
Linda Barnickel
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Nashville Room, Nashville Public Library
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/40210
Subjects:
Caroland, Thomas M.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Prisoners of War--United States
Cite as:
Thomas M. Caroland Collection
(AFC/2001/001/40210), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Non-LC Repository Location:
Nashville Room, Nashville Public Library
 
 

 

Last Edit:   10/3/2006

 

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