Jack Carroll was recently presented the Longevity Award in recognition of more than 50 years of continuous membership in and service to The American Legion by Col. Carl Thompson, Commander, Wiley-Pevy Post #74.
"I am honored to present a Longevity Award to Jack Carroll for over 50 years of continuous membership in the American Legion and in recognition of his patriotism, service to his fellow veterans and service to the United States of America," Thompson. “Mr. Carroll is one of our Nation’s heroes and a member of the Greatest Generation.”
Jack Carroll served in the Navy from June 1943 to January 1946 as a Boatswain Mate in charge of operating amphibious troop and ammunition/supply carriers including LCMs, LCVPs and various speed boats, one of the most dangerous jobs in the Navy.
“Our Nation owes so much to Mr. Carroll and his fellow veterans who are America's true heroes” Thompson added, “We can never repay them for the sacrifices they made to keep us free.”
For more on Mr. Carroll’s story, pick up an edition of the Minden Press-Heralds’ 2011 Home of the Brave, available now. A copy can be found in Wednesday, June 29th’s paper or can be picked up at the office on Gleason St.