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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
Military 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
Service Related Injury
None
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)

Contributor:
Thomas M. Caroland
Contributor:
unknown interviewer
Contributor:
Linda Barnickel
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Nashville Room, Nashville Public Library
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/loc.natlib.afc2001001.40210
Subjects:
Caroland, Thomas M.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Prisoner of War--United States
Cite as:
Thomas M. Caroland Collection
(AFC/2001/001/loc.natlib.afc2001001.40210), 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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