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Sgt Kenneth Robert Carter

Sgt Kenneth Robert Carter

Birth
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 31 Jul 1966 (aged 31)
Vietnam
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Section W Site 175
Memorial ID 19971011 · View Source
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FORMER LYNN SOLDIER KILLED IN VIETNAM
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A former Lynn soldier who was wounded and awarded the purple heart in Marc, has been killed in action in South Vietnam.

Sgt. Carter was serving with Company A 2nd Bn 35th Infantry at the La Drang when he was killed in action along with fellow soldiers Ssgt. Gregorio Garci, Sfc Alvin Hopkins and Sp4 James Steward Jr.

According to the Army telegram, Infantry Sgt. Kenneth Robert Carter, 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert E. Carter, 30 Dexter St., died as result of gunshot wounds received while on combat operations against a hostile force.

The hero, a veteran of the Korean War, lived with his Japanese wife, Suzuko, and two daughters, Sachi, 11, and Peony, 8, at Schofield Barracks Army post in Hawaii.

WON MANY MEDALS

Besides the Purple Heart, Sgt. Carter, an Army veteran of 13 years, had also received the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense service Medal and the Meritorious Unit Citation.

Born in Lynn, he lived here until he enlisted in the Army in March 1953. He attended Harrington Elementary, Cobbet Junior High and English High.

Sgt. Carter served in Korea twice and had been stationed in Japan, Fort Bragg, N.C., Fort Riley, Kansas, and Fort Campbell, Ky. He was also a member of the Honor Guard at Fort Dix, N.J. He last visited with his parents two years ago.

BROTHER IN THE ARMY

He was assigned to Schofield Barracks and in January he joined the 35th Infantry Division in Vietnam. His brother Army Staff Sgt. Richard H. Carter, a member of the Special Forces, returned to this country from Vietnam in January. He is now in Germany.

Sgt. Carter also leaves a sister, Mrs. Janet Mazurkiewicz of Lynn.


HONOR ROLL

Anderson, Corp Edward

Atkinson, PFC Frederick George

Cahill, Corp Kevin Arthur

Carter, Sgt Kenneth Robert

Chisholm, Corp David Andrew

Evans, Corp John Douglas

Fisher, Corp Eric Anders

Flint, Corp William John

Grant, Corp Norman William, Jr

Hazard, Corp James Joseph

Mailloux, PFC John Joseph

McCafferty, Michael Leste

Miller, PFC Irvin George

Nelson, Corp Robert Joseph

O'Brien, Corp William Joseph

Odiorne, Corp George Alfred

Pennucci, Corp Peter James

Ramsey, Corp John Louis

Upton, Sgt Carleton Webster


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  • Created by: John
  • Added: 19 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19971011
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Kenneth Robert Carter (30 Jan 1935–31 Jul 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19971011, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by John (contributor 46914353) .