Recognizing Our Veterans: First Sargeant Thomas V. Carl

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Thomas V. Carl celebrated his 100th birthday this week.  A longtime resident of Greenwell Springs, he served in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Bronze Star.  The event recognized by this award was officially documented as follows:
March 14, 1945 – Immediately upon landing by glider in enemy territory, First Sergeant Carl alone cleared three houses of enemy who were firing on gliders coming into the landing zone.  Using prisoners he had captured to clear the glider loads, he then assembled the men in his vicinity and directed them in fighting their way to the Division assembly area.  His heroic actions were in keeping with the highest standards of military conduct.

Thank you to Mr. Carl and all of our veterans for their service.  If you know a veteran whom you would like to recognize, please send the information to

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