PVT George Lewis Carson was born 3 Jun 1925 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania to Henry Shaffer and Hazel Lee (Orndorff) Carson. His father worked for the railroad to support his wife and 12 children. In 1940, with several of the children contributing, the family had an aggregate income of $2456.
George entered service on 9 Dec 1943. He was transferred from the replacement depot to L Company 116th Infantry on 10 Aug 1944. PVT Carson was killed in action 31 Aug 1944.