Swanson, Earl

Earl Swanson served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was commissioned as an artillery officer in 1943, but was then transferred to the infantry. In 1945, he was deployed to the Philippines and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, which was searching for remnants of the Japanese Army and preparing for the invasion of Japan. After the dropping of the atomic bombs, Swanson’s unit occupied various areas of Japan.