JAMES D CARTER
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HONORED ON PANEL 57W, LINE 7 OF THE WALL

JAMES DEVRIN CARTER

WALL NAME

JAMES D CARTER

PANEL / LINE

57W/7

DATE OF BIRTH

03/13/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/13/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CLARKSTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Oakland County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

WO

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LEFT FOR JAMES DEVRIN CARTER
POSTED ON 5.2.2024
POSTED BY: DAVID THOMPSON

POW/MIA BRACELET DISPLAY - PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM

I am the Curator of the POW/MIA Bracelet Display in the Vietnam Hangar of the Palm Springs Air Museum in Palm Springs, California where we now have over two thousand bracelets and would be honored to include your bracelet in our Display should you have one. If you no longer have your bracelet or wish to keep yours or are an immediate family member (spouse, fiancé, sibling, child, grandchild, cousin, niece, nephew, or close friend) I can order one for the Display in your name with funds donated by our Museum visitors.
https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/vietnam-pow-bracelet-display/
Dr. Dave Thompson
Palm Springs Air Museum
POW/MIA Bracelet Display Curator
Lt. Commander U.S. Navy 1964-1970
10-103 Lakeview Dr. Rancho Mirage, Ca 92270
760-328-0859 760-464-6843 [email protected]
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POSTED ON 1.13.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will remain in or hearts forever....
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POSTED ON 5.12.2020
POSTED BY: Karen

Hometown Clarkston

You are still remembered and appreciated here in 2020!
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POSTED ON 10.12.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

THANK YOU

Dear WO James Carter,
Thank you for your service as an Utility & Light Cargo Single Rotor Helicopter Pilot. I am glad you were found. Welcome home. Today is actually Columbus Day, and we remember those of you who served. 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.
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POSTED ON 9.11.2016

Final Mission of WO1 James D. Carter

On June 13, 1968, a U.S. Army UH-1D (#66-01016), a Dolphin slick, was dispatched from Duc Pho to fly command and control for the 4th Battalion, 3d Infantry, 11th Light Infantry Brigade. WO1 James D. Carter was the aircraft commander on the Dolphin. WO1 Jerry H. Johnson was the pilot, and SP4 Gary A. Milton and PFC Allen R. Weamer were the door gunners. The aircraft landed at LZ Dottie to pick up LTC Frank A. Barker Jr., CAPT Earl R. Michles, and 1LT Michael L. Phillips, 4/3 Infantry. The aircraft departed at 0730 hours to fly a visual reconnaissance in the area where a unit from 4/3 Infantry had reported light contact. Dolphin 016 was avoiding machine gun fire on climb out when it collided with a USAF O-2A (#67-21415) airplane piloted by MAJ David G. Brenner while flying at about 1000 feet AGL (above ground level). Both aircraft crashed. At 0745 hours, the 174th Assault Helicopter Company operations center at Duc Pho received a report that WO1 Carter's aircraft was involved in a mid-air collision with the forward observer airplane. The UH-1D burst into flames on impact, the O-2 also crashing nearby. Another helicopter crew in the area observed WO1 Carter's aircraft impact with the ground and stated they did not see anyone escape from the crash. An element from A Company, 4/3 Infantry was airlifted to both crash sites. They could find no survivors at either crash site. A 174th maintenance aircraft (Witchdoctor) arrived at the UH-1D crash site and assisted in the removal of five bodies from the surrounding area. The remains of the O-2 pilot, MAJ Brenner, were recovered. One additional body (believed to be WO1 Carter) was still in the wreckage and could not be recovered due to the extensive damage to and burning of the helicopter. The maintenance crew reported no survivors in the area and that helicopter 016 was completely destroyed. On subsequent searches on 13th, 14th, and 15th of June 1968, only portions of bodies were recovered and evacuated. Of these, none could be identified as the remains of WO1 Carter. The Chu Lai Graves Registration shipped a total of six remains involved with the incident to the Da Nang US Army mortuary (there were seven crew and passengers aboard the helicopter). WO1 Carter is carried in the status of dead, body not recovered. [Taken from 174ahc.org]
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