Maj George William Carter
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Maj George William Carter

Birth
Nicholls, Coffee County, Georgia, USA
Death 24 Apr 1972 (aged 38)
Kon Tum, Vietnam
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 93628326 · View Source
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In Loving Memory ... MAJ. GEORGE WILLIAM CARTER.
*** Major Carter was a member of Advisory Team 22, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. On April 24, 1972, he was at Tanh Canh Base Camp near Dak To, Kontum Province when the camp was overrun by the Viet Cong. He was extracted by a helicopter that was shot down and burned. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.


You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in me, your brother, sisters and those who knew you and loved you. You will live on because we remember you!


GEORGE WILLIAM CARTER - Army - MAJ - O4
Age: 38
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Dec 4, 1933
From: APOPKA, FL
Religion: PROTESTANT
Marital Status: Married - Bette M. Carter and One Daughter, both of Guilderland, NY. Parents: Father, , Deceased and Mother, Verna Mae Bennett Tarte, Born Jan. 8, 1914 (George??)and living in Apopka, Florida in 1999 and Died July 11, 2004 in Sanderson, Florida at the age of 90 yrs..

***** His name appears on Panel 1W, Row 5 at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC, and at the Central Florida Veterans Memorial Wall at the Orlando VA Hospital, Lake Nona.
Cathy Haynes
7-17-2016

***** "United States Social Security Death Index"
Given Name: George
Middle Name:
Surname: Carter
Birth Date: 4 December 1933
Social Security Number: 267-42-1451
State: Florida
Last Place of Residence:
Event Date: April 1972
Age: 39



MAJ - O4 - Army - Regular - MACV Advisors
His tour began on Apr 24, 1972
Casualty was on Apr 24, 1972
In KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
MILITARY DATA
Service: Army (Regular)
Grade at loss: O4
Rank: Major
ID No: 267421451
MOS: G1204 Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander -General Staff
LenSvc: Not recorded
Unit: ADVISORY TEAM 22, MACV ADVISORS, MACV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: Not recorded
Incident Date: Monday, 04/24/1972
Cas Date: Monday, 04/24/1972
Age at Loss: 38
Remains: Body Not Recovered
Location: Kontum, South Vietnam
Type: Hostile, Died While Missing
Reason: Air Loss, Crash - Land - Helicopter - Noncrew
Hostile, died while missing, HELICOPTER - NONCREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

Body was not recovered
Panel 01W - Line 5


Other Personnel in Incident: Robert W. Brownlee; Wade L. Ellen; James E. Hunsicker; Johnny M. Jones; Kenneth J. Yonan; Franklin Zollicoffer (all missing); Charles M. Lea; Rickey V. Vogel (helicopter crew, rescued); Julius
G. Warmath; John P. Keller; Walter H. Ward (helicopter passengers, rescued); Charles W. Gordon, Cao Ky Chi (evaded capture near Dak To)



A UH-1H Huey from the 57th Assault Helicopter Company, 52nd Avn Bn, extracted several of the advisors, taking off with ten men aboard:

1LT James Edward Hunsicker, pilot, 57th AHC
WO1 Wade Lynn Ellen, copilot, 57th AHC
SP4 Charles M. Lea, aircrewman, 57th AHC
SP5 Ricky V. Vogel, aircrewman, 57th AHC
~ ~ ~ MAJ George W. Carter, passenger, Adv Team 22
MAJ Julius G. Warmath, passenger, Adv Team 22
CPT John P. Keller, passenger, Adv Team 22
1LT Johnny M. Jones, passenger, 57th AHC
SGT Walter H. Ward, passenger, unit unknown
SP4 Franklin Zollicoffer, passenger, USARV Flight Detachment


Team 22 Advisors Maj. George W. Carter, Maj. Julius G. Warmath, and Capt. John P. Keller, were extracted by helicopter.

The helicopter departed to the northwest from Dak To, but was apparently hit by enemy fire, as it crashed and burned on a small island in the Dak Poko River about 500 meters from the end of the dock to the runway. Because of the rolling terrain, personnel at the airfield did not see the aircraft impact.

A pilot flying over the wreckage reported that the helicopter was burning, but they could see no survivors. It was later discovered that five people did survive the crash - Warmath, Keller, Vogle, Ward and Lea.

According to their statements, Hunsicker, Ellen, Zollicoffer, Jones and Maj. George Carter were all dead.

Of the Americans involved, seven were unrecovered - five known dead in the UH-1H crash, two missing in action:

LTC Robert W. Brownlee, MIA
CPT Kenneth J. Yonan, MIA
1LT James Edward Hunsicker, KIA UH-1H
WO1 Wade Lynn Ellen, KIA UH-1H
~ ~ ~ MAJ George W. Carter, KIA UH-1H
1LT Johnny M. Jones, KIA UH-1H
SP4 Franklin Zollicoffer, KIA UH-1H


Of these seven, only one - Captain Yonan - has come home; his remains were repatriated on 6 Apr 1988 and identified on 14 Oct 1988.

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  • Created by: Eddieb
  • Added: 15 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93628326
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj George William Carter (4 Dec 1933–24 Apr 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93628326, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Eddieb (contributor 46600350) .