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Memorial Tributes, Volume 11
CARROLL HILTON DUNN SR.
Elected in 1998
“For engineering and research efforts in the construction industryand national defense.”
BY RICHARD TUCKER AND STRETCH DUNN
CARROLL H. DUNN SR., former deputy chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and senior vice president of Consolidated Edison and head of the Business Rountable Construction Industry Effectiveness Project, died at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, on January 31, 2003, at the age of 86. He was interred at Arlington National Cemetery on March 6, 2003.
Carroll was born in rural Arkansas, the second of three surviving sons. While in grade school, his back was badly burned and he was bedridden for several months. However, he persevered, recovered, and completed his public school education. He then enrolled at the University of Illinois on a ROTC scholarship and received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering in 1938. While a student at Illinois, he met Letha Jontz; the couple was married immediately after Carroll’s graduation, a union that lasted until his death in 2003.
Upon graduation from Illinois, Carroll was assigned to active duty in Laredo, Texas, where he embarked on a distinguished military career. He became a combat engineer battalion commander and served with the 30th Infantry Division in WWII, landing at Omaha Beach and participating in the final drive into Germany. He was wounded by an enemy mine, but, after two months in a hospital in England, he rejoined his unit. Carroll’s “Memoirs,” which were written by the Historian for the U.S. Army Office of the Chief of Engineers, include fascinating stories of