|Birth: ||May 17, 1940|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 7, 1966|
Quang Nam, Vietnam
SGT Jerry Donald Carter, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Shelby, NC.
Sergeant Jerry Donald Carter was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SGT Carter served our country until June 7th, 1966 in South Vietnam. He was 26 years old and was married. It was reported that Jerry died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine. His body was recovered. SGT Carter is on panel 08E, line 016 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 6 years.
Sgt Jerry Donald Carter of Mooresboro was killed in action in Vietnam Tuesday, according to the US Defense Department. Carter's Mother, Mrs Farris Fullenwider of Bridges Airport Road, was notified Tuesday night of her Son's death. He reportedly was killed instantly by a hand grenade during battle at noon Tuesday. Carter, a Veteran of six years in the US Army, arrived in Vietnam the day after Christmas, 1965. He was 26 years old on May 17. He attended Cleveland School in Shelby and was a graduate of Green Bethel High School. Upon graduation, he worked for J.L. Shuttle prior to going into military service. He as married to the former Rhea Jolley of Mooresboro. He is survived also by three daughters, Rhonda, Connie and Chrystal. He was the Son of the late James Carter who worked for many years for George Blanton Sr of Shelby. Carter was one of 11 children and is survived by four brothers and six sisters. He is the second Cleveland county native to be killed in action in Vietnam.
He is the Son of the late Mr and Mrs James Carter, Route 1, Shelby, NC. He is the Husband of Mrs Wray Jolley Carter, Mooresboro, NC; Father of Rhonda Marie Carter, Crystal Denise and Connie Cecilia Carter. Brother of the late Charles Logan Carter . He was a Brother to 10 other siblings.
He served as a Sergeant with Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division, "Screaming Eagles", USARV.
He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal(s).
Webb Memorial Lawns
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17409405