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About Karl Lawson
This picture os of Karl Lawson. Karl was a Marine Korean War Veteran. He landed at Inchon Korea in 1950 with George
Company 3rd Battalion 1st Marines. Bloody George (Nickname) Karl was one of the Chosin Few that survived. Karl had been wounded and was in pain and suffering from the cold. When this picture was taken (By David Douglas Duncan)he was asked if he had anything to say. Karl said to him, "Give Me Tomorrow". The picture was displayed on the front of Life Magazine in 1950. Karl was hospitalized many months. It is also on the front of a book written by Patrick O'Donnell titled "Give Me Tomorrow" in honor of George Company and the Marines of the Chosin Few.
Cpl Karl Lawson died on November 29, 2010 at the VA Hospital in Huntington West Virginia
He was a member of the Marine Corps League Detachment 340 In Huntington.
His picture was first shown in the book entitled "This Is War" by David Douglas Duncan and published for Time Magazine by Harper & Brothers Publishers and Life Magazine in 1951