Carter, Kenneth Robert, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 11B10, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry
Service Years
1953 - 1966

Sergeant


Four Service Stripes



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1935
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lynn
Last Address
Lynn

Casualty Date
Jul 31, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
09E 091

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
A Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry
  1966-1966, 11B10, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
By John Murphy: 
FORMER LYNN SOLDIER, KILLED, IN VIETNAM,

A former, Lynn soldier who was, wounded and awarded, the purple heart, in March, 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.

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. He was assigned, to Schofield, Barracks and in January, he joined, the 35th, Infantry Division, in Vietnam.
   
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