Retired Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John H. Carson, 77, died July 7, 2001 at Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, N.C.
He retired from the Marine Corps after 30 years of service. He served in World War II, during which he was awarded the Silver Star, and in Korea and Vietnam. For two years, he taught at Marine Security Guard School in Washington, D.C. Recently, he addressed troops on his World War II experience and served three consecutive terms as president of Edson’s Raiders.
He is survived by his son, Jon Joseph Carson of Greenville, N.C.; and two daughters, Kathryn Carson of South Carolina and Mary Beth Carson of Greensboro, N.C.