Johnny Carson joined the U.S. Navy on June 8, 1943 and
received V-12 officer training at Columbia University and
Millsaps College. He was Commissioned an ensign late in
WW ll and was assigned to the USS Pennsylvania in the
Pacific. Carson served as a communications officer in
charge of decoding encrypted messages. He was aboard
a troopship enroot to the combat zone when the bombing
of Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought an end to the war.