|Birth: ||Mar. 10, 1925|
|Death: ||Jul. 8, 2007|
July 16, 2007 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD—Extensions of Remarks E1529
TRIBUTE TO JACK CARTER
HON. MARILYN N. MUSGRAVE
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Monday, July 16, 2007
Mrs. MUSGRAVE. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor a true American hero, Jack Carter, who proudly served our country in both the Navy and the Army during both World War II and the Korean war. He then returned home to be a leader in Morgan County, Colorado.
Jack Carter was born in 1925 and joined the Navy in January of 1943, at the age of 17. One of Jack's first assignments was to the fleet Marine Corps as a medic. He made 3 beach landings before he was hit in the stomach with a 25 mm round during the infamous invasion of Guam on February 25, 1944. After 45 days of rest and recuperation he was reassigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ranger, where he remained until his discharge in November 1945.
Jack and his friend Murl Ring re-enlisted 3 years later, this time in the U.S. Army. The two friends managed to stay together and were assigned to the 34th Regiment of the 24th Infantry when the Korean war broke out. The two friends survived when most of the 34th was lost in battle, hiding for 3 days before being rescued. Both men were medics and they were involved in numerous firefights.
Jack received a long list of awards and honors for his incredible service, including the Silver Star, Purple Heart, and 2 Bronze Stars, one with a V for valor, and another for meritorious unit actions against an enemy. Jack was on active duty for 13 years altogether and spent 10 years in the National Guard.
Following his heroic service, Mr. Carter and his wife Dorothy moved to Brush, Colorado, in 1961 with their children Jerald, Paul, Jack and Carol. He has been married to his second wife Alyce for 43 years and they have a wonderful daughter Lauralyn. Four of Jack's 5 children served in the military; Jerald was an Army pilot who lost his life in Vietnam.
Jack worked at the Brush Hospital in both the lab and the x-ray department. Jack is well known in Morgan County for organizing the Morgan County Ambulance Service in 1967. He organized the meetings, trainings and helped establish bylaws and procedures. This volunteer system has been in place until fairly recently. Jack was honored as the Optimist Citizen of the Year in 1969 and later became the first Brush Optimist Club President.
Madam Speaker, we are so fortunate to live in this great country where freedom is something that we rarely have to think about and often take for granted. It is simply a way of life for us, and we are truly blessed to live in a country whose citizens willingly volunteer to put themselves in harm's way to defend and protect our great Nation.
I am proud to honor Jack for his dedicated service to our Nation. Jack is a hero who left his home to defend our Nation, and then returned home to be a valued member of his community, showing his children and grandchildren how to live meaningful lives of service. Jack truly is the embodiment of all the values that have molded America into the great nation it is today. May God bless Jack and his family, may God bless our precious veterans, and may God bless America.
Mauldin Marvin Carter (1898 - 1973)
M. Bettie Carter (1893 - 1939)
Jerald Wayne Carter (1946 - 1971)*
Florence May Carter Espinoza (1924 - 1994)*
J. W. Carter (1925 - 2007)
Mauldin Martin Carter (1928 - 1969)*
Jimmie Carter (1933 - 1934)*
Brush Memorial Cemetery
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Carter, Jack W., 1SG, US Army (Retired) passed away on 8 July 2007. Jack served with Medical Company, 19th Infantry Regiment from August 1950 - November 1951. He was a Life Member of the Association, and attended as many reunions as he possibly could. H...(Read more)|
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