ROY L CARTER
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HONORED ON PANEL 10W, LINE 69 OF THE WALL

ROY LYNN CARTER

WALL NAME

ROY L CARTER

PANEL / LINE

10W/69

DATE OF BIRTH

08/26/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/20/1970

HOME OF RECORD

CIRCLEVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pickaway County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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LEFT FOR ROY LYNN CARTER
POSTED ON 8.16.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

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Never forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 2.18.2022
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 always be with us.....
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POSTED ON 8.17.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 8.22.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

On the remembrance of your birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 4.12.2020

Ground Casualty

On May 17, 1970, the 101st Airborne Division issued an alert regarding a possible North Vietnamese Army (NVA) attack on the Phu Bai Combat Base to honor the anniversary of Ho Chi Minh’s birthday. On May 18th, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry, air assaulted southwest of Phu Bai to carry out a screening operation against possible enemy units in the area. The mission was counter-reconnaissance to locate and disrupt NVA forces that might attempt to infiltrate the area. At nightfall on the 19th, 3rd Platoon established defensive positions on a knoll covered with high grass. There was no imminent threat reported that night, and a watch with two-hour exterior guard shifts was employed at each position. Between 1:00 AM and 3:00 AM on the 20th, an explosion rocked the hilltop. Believing they were under attack, every position opened fire while frantic screams for a medic came from the southwest sector of our perimeter. Arriving at the scene, the medic found a soldier sitting up with a broken leg, screaming hysterically. Three feet away, SGT Tony R. Ward lay dead, and in the middle was PFC Roy L. Carter, unconscious but breathing with shallow gasps from sucking-chest wounds. The soldier with the broken leg was terrified but calmed down after a shot of morphine. The medic knelt over Carter, desperately trying to seal the puncture holes in his chest. Friendly artillery provided illumination, and the outgoing gunfire stopped. It turned out that there was no enemy anywhere, and that the three soldiers were injured by an apparent accidental grenade explosion. A medivac helicopter arrived and carried away the casualties. Carter was still breathing when put on the aircraft; however, he succumbed shortly after. His and Ward’s deaths were listed as “Non-Hostile, Ground Casualty.” No one ever knew for sure how or why the accident happened. Ward was posthumously promoted to Staff Sergeant and Carter to Corporal. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Guy Rudawski (April 2020)]
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