Major General Carl War Ribbons Stolen; Men Wanted

Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/14/18 

 - Detectives are asking the public for information in locating two men responsible for burglarizing the home of a deceased war hero.

On July 22, 2018, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a burglary of a residence in the Glide area.

The responding Deputies learned the residence had been the home of Retired Major General Marion Carl of the United States Marine Corps.  Major General Carl was a highly decorated veteran who saw action in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.  He was the recipient of numerous medals including the Navy Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit, Air Medal amongst others, and had 18.5 enemy kills to his credit while flying combat missions.   He was later a test pilot, who flew with other notable veterans such as General Chuck Yeagar.  In 1998, Major General Carl was murdered inside of his residence during a home invasion robbery.  The airport in Roseburg is named after him.

The home remained in possession of the Carl family, and still housed personal items belonging to the Major General, as well a war memorabilia and medals awarded to Major General Carl.

Deputies learned that taken in the burglary were knives, ammunition, fishing gear, and Major General Carl’s campaign ribbons.  One of the stolen knives was described as having Major General Carl’s name inscribed on it.

The Sheriff’s Office developed information on persons who were connected to the burglary and on August 02, 2018, Deputies went to two separate residences in the Glide area to contact persons of interest.  At the residences Deputies were able to recover evidence related to the burglary, as well as being led to the location of the stolen fishing gear.   Three persons who were determined to be connected to the burglary were arrested.

Arrested were:

#1.          Gilkey-Sorensen, Kalianna / 19 Years Old Female / Glide / Theft by Receiving
#2.          Anderson-Vierra, Brady / 20 Years Old Male / Glide / Theft by Receiving
#3.          Crawford, Kelly / 56 Years Old / Glide / Theft by Receiving

The Major General’s campaign ribbons and knives were not recovered.

As the investigation progressed, Sheriff’s Deputies learned that the persons responsible for the burglary were 41 year old Soren Sorensen, of Glide and a male named “Matt”.
Soren Sorensen and “Matt” have not yet been located, and the Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information on the location of the campaign ribbons, knives, Soren Sorensen or “Matt” to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 541-440-4471 or by email  Anonymous information can also be left on the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 541-957-2099.
Soren Sorensen