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is honored on Panel 39W, Line 42 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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    Posted on 10/14/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Captain Thomas Carter,
    Thank you for your service as a Field Artillery Officer. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Thinking of you today

    Posted on 11/10/13 - by Elaine Romero
    Love does not know time.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Thomas Lee 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
  • Long Ago

    Posted on 10/24/13 - by Liz Waltz Boardman
    During Tom's years at Annapolis and then Quantico, he was a good friend. We had a mutual friend living in DC, Miss Dani Demetri from whom regrettably I have lost contact along with Tom about 1962. He was one of the finest people I had ever known. His death was a beautiful sacrifice although a real loss to mankind. He would have gone on to do great things. Shortly after I learned of his death, I wrote my first "poem" in 2009 on Memorial Day.

    I am the sand by the sea
    Living blood falls on me
    Soul comprehends soul
    And eternity

    I am the sand of the sea
    Multitudes am I
    Never alone
    Warm tears wash over me

    Hope died in youth
    Blue eyed warrior he
    Caught the shrapnel
    Feeling alone

    Eyes toward heaven
    Last thoughts of family
    Knowledge that someday
    Yes, someday...

    Close drew an angel,
    love on his face
    Like two birds they flew away
    To God’s embrace

    I am the sand by the sea
    Living blood falls on me
    Soul comprehends soul
    And eternity

  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Thomas Lee CARTER, USMC...who made the ultimate sacrifice!!

    Posted on 8/1/12 - by

    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.

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The Wall of Faces

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