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PFC Jimmy Earl Carter
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1947
Smithfield
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1967
Lai Chau, Vietnam

PFC Jimmy Earl Carter, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Smithfield, NC.

Private First Class Jimmy Earl Carter was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, PFC Carter served our country until June 27th, 1967 in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam. He was 19 years old and was not married. It was reported that Jimmy died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. PFC Carter is on panel 22E, line 068 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

Time has not diminished the memory of the fun that we had as kids. Jimmy, you will forever be in my thoughts. Dennis Maidon.

Word has been received that PFC Jimmy E Carter, 19, of Route 3, Selma, was recently killed in action in Vietnam. The soldier was on a combat operation when he was hit by hostile sniper fire. He was born in Johnston County and attended Micro High School. The funeral will be held by Overby Funeral Home in Smithfield pending arrival of the body. Surviving are his mother, Mrs Hazel Carter of Route 3, Selma; three sisters, Mrs Suzie Wade of Zebulon, Mrs Dorothy Dale of Clayton, and Mrs Anne Singleton of Charlotte; six brothers, J.M. Carter of the home, Graham Carter of Micro, Bobby Carter of Route 1, Zebulon, Charles Carter of Clayton, and Bill and Melvin Carter, both of Route 3, Smithfield.

The funeral for PFC Jimmy Earl Carter of Route 3, Selma, will be held at 3pm Wednesday afternoon in Parrish Methodist Baptist Church of Selma. The Reverend Robert Woodson, Pastor, and the Reverend Lawrence Evans, a former Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow with full military honors in the Crocker Family Cemetery near Pine Level. The Soldier was killed in action in Vietnam during a recent combat operation when he was struck by hostile sniper fire. He was a native of Johnston County. He attended Micro High School. Before he entered the military service, he was a construction worker. Surviving are his mother, Mrs Hazel Carter of Route 3, Selma; three sisters, Mrs Susie Wade of Zebulon, Mrs Dorothy Dale of Clayton, and Mrs Anne Singleton of Charlotte; six brothers, J.M. Carter of the home, Graham Carter of Micro, Bobby Carter of Route 1, Zebulon, Charles Carter of Clayton, and Boll and Melvin Carter, both of Route 3, Smithfield.

A very special man I knew: I have been been trying for years to fine the young man's family that I knew so long ago. If this is the same young man and I am sure it was. He was so special, he was a man that the world was better because he lived. I never have forgotten him after all these years. I got to know him at the movies in Selma. I was only 17 and it was just before he shipped out. What a loss. I know how I have missed you every day. You made me better by knowing you. Rest my dear, dear man and I will see you again. I never got to tell you how special you where to me. Your family had a very special man. Lavee Williford, 800 Quarterhorse Road, Princeton, NC 27569 Johnston County, Rkandflo@aol.com.

He is the son of Mrs Hazel G Carter, Route #3, Selma, North Carolina.

He served with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), the Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, the Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.


 
 
Burial:
Crocker Cemeteries
Pine Level
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17409392
PFC Jimmy Earl Carter
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PFC Jimmy Earl Carter
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- Tom Reece
 Added: Sep. 11, 2010

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"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him."
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