World War 2 Mug featuring Brigadier General Evans Carlson. Evans Fordyce Carlson (26 February 1896 – 27 May 1947) was a decorated and retired United States Marine Corps general officer who was the legendary leader of “Carlson’s Raiders”, during World War II crediting him as the forefather of one of America’s first U.S. special operations forces. He is renowned for the “Makin Island raid” in 1942, and their “Long Patrol” (aka Carlson’s patrol) behind Japanese lines on Guadalcanal, in which 488 Japanese were killed. Carlson is also credited with introducing the term “Gung-ho” into the Marine Corps. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evans_Carlson.