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PFC Len Earl “Len” Carr

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PFC Len Earl “Len” Carr

  • Birth 31 Aug 1943 Carolina Township, Pitt County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 17 Feb 1966 Binh Dinh, Vietnam
  • Burial Bethel, Pitt County, North Carolina, USA
  • Plot Carr
  • Memorial ID 95851609

PFC Len Earl Carr, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Bethel, North Carolina, he enlisted in New York.

Private First Class Len Earl Carr was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, PFC Carr served our country until February 17th, 1966 in Binh Dinh, South Vietnam. He was 22 years old and was not married. It was reported that Len died from small arms fire. His body was recovered. Len was born on August 31st, 1943 in the Carolina Township of Pitt County NC. PFC Carr is on panel 05E, line 041 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

We the men who served with Charlie Company, 2/5, Cavalry First Cavalry Division, have started our Gold Star Families' project. We are attempting to contact family members of our brothers who gave their lives in service to this country. We want to welcome them into our brotherhood and render unto them the honor they deserve. I'm serving as the contact person for this project. Any information you can provide to assist us will be greatly appreciated. We also have a Facebook page called Gold Star Families of Charlie Company, 2/5, Cavalry, Vietnam. We will be setting up a website in the near future. Thank you in advance for your assistance. John McCorkle, 707 West College, Jacksonville, IL. 62650.

Len Earl Carr served with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 5th US Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. His name can be found on the Charlie 1-5 Memorial, at www.ranger25.com. He is not forgotten. Bravo 1/5, 1st Cavalry Division. 5th US Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. http://www.ranger25.com. Michael Collins.

He was the son of Mr Major Bernard Carr Sr and Mrs Verna Mae Purvis Carr of PO Box 657, Robersonville, NC. Brother to Major Bernard Carr Jr, Marilyn Carr and Essie R Carr.

He served with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, USARV.

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


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  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 23 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95851609
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Len Earl “Len” Carr (31 Aug 1943–17 Feb 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95851609, citing Council Cemetery, Bethel, Pitt County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .