John A. CarlsonJohn A. Carlson, 73, of Hawley, MN, died Sunday, April 7, 2013 in his home.
John A. Carlson was born December 16, 1939 in Morris, MN, the son of Paul and Hazel (Smith) Carlson. He grew up in Morris, MN and graduated from High School there in 1957. He enlisted in the United States Army National Guard on November 22, 1954 at the age of 14 and fully retired on December 16, 1995 after 41 years of service in the Army, Army National Guard, and US Army Reserve. He moved to Hawley in 1969 and served as an Administrative Personnel Officer at the Moorhead Armory for most of his career and retired with a rank of Chief Warrant Officer Four (CWO4).