Honor all who serve

Register for your chance to participate in the National
Reading of the Names

Previous Next


  • Date of Birth:11/6/1941
  • Date of Casualty:8/28/1966
  • Home of Record:NEW HAVEN
  • County of Record:NEW HAVEN COUNTY
  • State:CT
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SSGT
  • Panel/Row:10E, 53
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN


  • Date of Birth:6/10/1934
  • Date of Casualty:8/28/1966
  • Home of Record:LORRAINE
  • County of Record:LORAIN COUNTY
  • State:OH
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SSGT
  • Panel/Row:10E, 53
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN


is honored on Panel 10E, Row 53 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 8/28/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Staff Sergeant.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/28/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT Dennis Ray Carter, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Photo

    Posted on 1/30/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway

    Posted on 5/8/10 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    A portion of Sepulveda Boulevard/State Highway Route 1 in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport has been dedicated to the residents of Los Angeles County who served in Vietnam. This section of highway is now designated the Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Adopted by the California State Legislature in 2000, the highway honors the more than 350,000 California veterans who served in the Vietnam War, including the 5,822 killed or missing in action. Los Angeles County has the largest number of Vietnam veterans in California and 1,857 of its residents were killed or missing in action during that war. This memorial corridor provides a fitting and proper way for the residents of Los Angeles County to express their gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices these Vietnam veterans have made for their country.
  • MIA/POW Bracelet

    Posted on 6/16/05 - by Rondo Harding, MSGT, USAF (Ret) rondoh@verizon.net
    To any surviving family members. I wear the MIA bracelet bearing the inscription of Marine Corpes SSgt Dennis R. Carter. I have worn this bracelet all these years with great admiration and humility. I am willing to part with it to any family member who wishes to possess it, and wear it with the same devotion I have. It is somewhat scratched from wear, but very much intact.

    Posted on 8/10/04 - by Chris Spencer cws71354@bellsouth.net
    It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
  • Thank you SSGT Carter

    Posted on 7/13/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Dennis Ray Carter, for your courageous and valiant service to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten!

    Again, thank you SSGT Carter, for a job well done!


  • Not Forgotten

    Posted on 2/10/03 - by Candace Lokey
    I have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.

    We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:

    Candace Lokey
    PO Box 206
    Freeport, PA 16229

    If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :


    Posted on 1/22/02 - by David Albert
    To any surviving family member: Please contact me, Mayor Dave Albert...regarding Dennis. He was my inspiration for federal legislation that requires the POW/MIA flag flown on National holidays all over the world! If you are a family member, friend, etc., you should hear the story behind the law. Please contact me at:Ph:(310) 326-3868
    Fax No: (310) 326-3245

The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.