DWIGHT W CARROLL
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HONORED ON PANEL 67E, LINE 6 OF THE WALL

DWIGHT WAYNE CARROLL

WALL NAME

DWIGHT W CARROLL

PANEL / LINE

67E/6

DATE OF BIRTH

12/19/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/24/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SPRINGFIELD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Robertson County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DWIGHT WAYNE CARROLL
POSTED ON 5.24.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Dwight Wayne Carroll, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.22.2013

Never Forgotten

Rest in peace with the warriors.

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POSTED ON 8.23.2012
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Dwight is buried in Robertson County Memorial Gardens, Springfield,TN. PH

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POSTED ON 4.16.2012
POSTED BY: Dwight Dorris

Name Sake

My name is Dwight William Dorris and I am named after Dwight Carroll. My father was Ronnie Dale 'R.D.' Dorris. My dad spoke often of Dwight and William Lynn Pitt (which my middle name is after). I went with my dad to visit their graves every time we visited Granny (Roberta Dorris) in Springfield. I am proud to named after Dwight Carroll and William Pitt.
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POSTED ON 7.20.2007
POSTED BY: Arnold M. Huskins
The following is from the article "Marine PFC Dwight Carroll traveled the long road from high school class clown to American Hero" by Teresa Hill, published in the August 2007 issue of "Vietnam" magazine.

Although it has been more than 40 years, it seems like only yesterday that I saw Dwight Carroll in high school...Whenever I saw my brother, he was always accompanied by his best friend, Dwight Carroll. When they arrived at study hall,...they would go to their separate tables, and I would go to mine. That's when the ruckus usually began...If there was any distraction in the room, it usually started with Dwight...He was constantly in trouble, and a trip to the principal's office never seemed to change him...

But around the middle of 1968, I received a letter (from my brother)...that Dwight, a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines had been killed. He was 19 and had served less than three months of his tour of duty when he was killed by small arms fire on May 24 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam.

Dwight's platoon sergeant, A.W.Green, documented how he died. Dwight's company was on a search-and-destroy operation when another company radioed for help. Company I responded. As some men lay down covering fire, others crawled up to the other unit's position to rescue the wounded. When the enemy fire was the heaviest, Dwight was the one closest to the pinned down men. Booby traps and land mines killed him and his fellow Marines.

(Dwight)gave his life for his country. He was no longer the trouble-maker from school; he had become one of America's best. I have nothing but respect for him...Dwight, in my eyes, is an American hero...

For whatever reason, Dwight was meant to touch my life...If anyone should ask, "Whatever happened to Dwight Carroll?" my answer is that he accomplished alot. He was a U.S. Marine. He achieved his country's greatest honor. His name appears on the Vietnam Wall. He has written his name in history.
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