JOHN L CARTER
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HONORED ON PANEL 54W, LINE 42 OF THE WALL

JOHN LEWIS CARTER

WALL NAME

JOHN L CARTER

PANEL / LINE

54W/42

DATE OF BIRTH

05/10/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/03/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CHARLESTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Berkeley County

STATE

SC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN LEWIS CARTER
POSTED ON 5.8.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

NEVER FORGOTTEN

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 10.23.2002
POSTED BY: GySgt.Donnie Shearer USMC Ret.

I was with you on that day

I saw you drop to the ground and photographed the rescue, the NVA were shooting at the rescuer but never hit him. I hoped you would survive but the battle raged on for days and others filled my mind. I have your name rubbing with my pictures.
Combat Photographer GySgt Donnie Shearer USMC www.combatcamera.org
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