Military service pin presented to Fosston veteran

Former Royal Canadian Engineer (RCE) Oscar Carlson of Fosston was recently honoured with the Lieutenant-Governor’s Military Service Pin.


Carlson served with the RCE in the Second World War, landing in France with the 2nd Corps Engineers just 10 days after D-Day. Most of his service was during the Battle of the Scheldt in northern Belgium and southwestern Netherlands in 1944.

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Major Steve Lane, CD (Ret’d), president of Tisdale Legion Branch No. 50, presented the pin to Carlson, left, one of the first Sapper recipients.

At 94, Carlson is a highly respected man in the small community of Fosston, where he continues to remain active.

Congratulations Oscar! We are so very proud to have you in our midst.

The Lieutenant Governor’s Military Service Pin was launched on Nov.5, 2013, by The Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Premier Brad Wall and Canadian Chief of the Defence Staff General Tom Lawson at Government House in Regina. The pin is available to veteran, military, and police organizations in Saskatchewan to honour current and retired Canadian Armed Forces members, and current and retired members of Canadian police forces who have served in military operations. Pins may be obtained by completing an online application form posted at or by calling 306.787.4070.

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