ROBERT J CARTER
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HONORED ON PANEL 26W, LINE 52 OF THE WALL

ROBERT JEROME CARTER

WALL NAME

ROBERT J CARTER

PANEL / LINE

26W/52

DATE OF BIRTH

04/11/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/26/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ROANOKE

COUNTY OF RECORD

City Of Roanoke

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT JEROME CARTER
POSTED ON 4.10.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 1.6.2019

Misadventure (Friendly fire)

In late April 1969, K Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, was conducting company-sized a search and clear operation near Dai Loc (Ai Nghia) in Quang Nam Province, RVN. The Company had marched off Hill 55, a USMC strongpoint and the Battalion Headquarters for 3/1. After a full day’s march, they began setting up a defensive position from where they would launch patrols and continue the mission’s objectives. On April 26th, a detail consisting of two riflemen and a couple of mortarmen were sent out to bring water back to the Marine’s position. Carrying rifles and some large containers, they were about a half-mile away when they heard two to three 81mm mortar rounds fall near K Company’s location. The water detail abandoned their mission and rushed back to K Company’s position. Upon returning, they found that two Marines, rifleman PFC Robert J. Carter (nicknamed “Sticks” because he was a drummer in a band) and mortarman PFC Gary Allen, had been killed by the exploding rounds. Two others were wounded. A medivac was requested, and the dead and wounded were removed. One of the wounded, a mortar squad leader named LCPL Alfonso A. Webb, died shortly after being evacuated. It was later surmised the rounds were the result of a faulty fire mission emanating from Hill 55 which had a unit of 81mm mortars located there. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Paul A. Robbins (December 2018)]
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POSTED ON 10.13.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thanks

Dear PFC Robert Carter,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. 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 2.13.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Robert Jerome 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 7.5.2014
POSTED BY: Dr. Reginald Shareef

PFC Robert Jerome Carter, USMC

Jerome and I were next door neighbors and great friends for 12 years. He joined the Marine Corps immediately after finishing Lucy Addison High School in June 1968. He completed boot camp and AIT and was home for the month of October 1968. We had a great time hanging out. He arrived in RSV in January 1969 and was killed (by accident in what is now known as "friendly fire") by USMC field artillery on April 19, 1969. He had turned 19 on April 11, 1969. I have kept his photo of him in his USMC "dress blues" for the past 45 years and welcome the opportunity to donate to this worthy cause.

Jerome was a great friend and person and his friends have kept his memory alive in our thoughts and conversations since his death.
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