Carter, David Edward, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11F10-Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 5th Infantry Division
Service Years
1961 - 1969


Ranger
Sergeant First Class


Two Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hamilton
Last Address
Hamilton

Casualty Date
Aug 10, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Greenwood Cemetery - Hamilton, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20W 121

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
F Company, 75th Infantry (Ranger) D Company, 75th Infantry (Ranger) 5th Infantry DivisionP Company, 75th Infantry (Ranger)
  1967-1968, F Company, 75th Infantry (Ranger)
  1967-1968, D Company, 75th Infantry (Ranger)
  1967-1968, F Company, 51st Infantry (LRSC)
  1967-1968, 2nd Field Force Vietnam (II Field Force)
  1967-1969, 11F10, 5th Infantry Division
  1968-1969, P Company, 75th Infantry (Ranger)
  1968-1969, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mech)
  1968-1969, 5th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation
 
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Office of the Adjutant General
Washington, D. C., 20315

6 JUL 1970
 

AGPB-AC Carter, David E.
SSAN 275-38-3046 (10 Aug 69)
 

Mrs. Catherine M. Sexton
3225 Pleasant Avenue
Hamilton, Ohio 45015
 

Dear Mrs. Sexton:
 

I have the honor to inform you that your son has been awarded posthumously the Bronze Star Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) for heroism, Army Commendation Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster), and the Purple Heart.
 

Prior to death, David had been awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Expert Badge with automatic rifle and pistol bars, Sharpshooter Badge with grenade launcher, and the Ranger Tab.
 

Arrangements are being made to have these awards presented to you in the near future by a representative of the Commanding General, First United States Army.
 

My continued sympathy is with you.
 

Sincerely

KENNETH G. WICKHAM
Major General, USA
The Adjutant General

CITATION

THE ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL
WITH "V" DEVICE
Gold Letter V
Army Commendation Medal 

IS PRESENTED TO

STAFF SERGEANT DAVID E. CARTER RA 15 612 689
UNITED STATES ARMY

Staff Sergeant Carter distinguished himself by heroism on 4 December 1967 while serving as Patrol Leader, Company F (Long Range Patrol), 51st Infantry, II Field Force Vietnam. On this date, while leading a reconnaissance patrol five kilometers north of Tan Uyen, Sergeant Carter's patrol observed a Viet Cong platoon and rapidly opened fire, killing two Viet Cong soldiers and placing an intensive volume of suppressive fire upon the remaining enemy force. Observing an abandoned enemy weapon on the trail, Sergeant Carter exposed himself to enemy fire to seize the weapon. He then directed his patrol to throw grenades and detonate claymore mines to break contact. Leading the patrol to a small landing zone for extraction, he simultaneously directed close helicopter gunship fire on the enemy. Sergeant Carter's bravery in the face of the enemy was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

 

   
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