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Obituaries > CARROLL, DANIEL J.

Marine T-Sgt. Daniel Carroll, 30, of Newark, World War II hero who was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry on New Georgia, was killed Dec. 7 [1950] in Korean action, according to word received Wednesday by his wife, Mrs. Lois Carroll. He was sent to the Korean Theater of war last July.

Sgt. Carroll enlisted in the Marine Corps in September, 1940, going overseas in March, 1942, with the First Marine Raider Battalion, which took part in the invasion of Tulagi, Guadalcanal and New Georgia. Sgt Carroll was wounded in the Tulagi action.

From 1946 to 1949 Sgt. Carroll was in charge of the Marine Corps recruiting office in Rochester and spent one and one-half years at Camp Pendleton, Cal., before going to Korea. He was born in Seneca Falls on May 26, 1920, and was graduated from Waterloo High School in 1937. In addition to his widow he is survived by five sisters and one brother.

Historian’s note: Daniel J. Carroll was a master sergeant when he was KIA.