Anthony Carlson

Portland, Oregon

May 27, 2011

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
19 Army PV2

Oregon National Guard

 Died after basic training. 

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Carlson, Pvt. Anthony R. 19 Aug. 06, 1991 May 27, 2011 Anthony Roy Carlson was born Aug. 6, 1991, in Portland. His parents are Robert Carlson and Judy Meedom. Raised in the Beaverton area, he graduated from Beaverton High School in 2010. According to his mother, Tony was always a "water baby." He loved swimming and made the J.V. swim team as a freshman and lettered on the varsity swim team as a sophomore. He enjoyed being involved in school activities. He was a lighting technician for the theater group from his freshman year through his junior year. Tony also volunteered at the recreation center, helping with the after school daycare program. After high school, Tony enlisted in the Oregon National Guard. He discovered a great purpose in the National Guard and had passion for serving and defending this nation. He completed his basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., and was attending his AIT (Advanced Individual Training) at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. He was talking of voluntarily deploying to the Middle East, where he felt he could help and make a difference. He also showed interest in pursuing a firefighting career through the National Guard. Tony had a zest for life and lived each day to its fullest. He was outgoing and made friends with ease. He will be remembered with love. Tony passed away May 27, 2011, in Maryland. ------- The family suggests contributions in Tony's name to the Oregon Humane Society. Condolences may be offered at

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