THOMAS L CARTER
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HONORED ON PANEL 39W, LINE 42 OF THE WALL

THOMAS LEE CARTER

WALL NAME

THOMAS L CARTER

PANEL / LINE

39W/42

DATE OF BIRTH

01/01/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/10/1968

HOME OF RECORD

RESEDA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CAPT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS LEE CARTER
POSTED ON 11.11.2002
POSTED BY: Kristin Carter

from a Torrance High classmate

Time and age has dimmed some of my memory of your dad. We went to Torrance High School together. Tom excelled at everything he did. His achievements were the benchmark that we tried to follow. He was all-around topknotch. In math class he helped me understand the ununderstandable. On the trach field he took time to show me how to improve. On the wrestling team he would wrestle up in weight class just so I would have someone to practice with. He did all this because he cared about people.
Tom had alot of God given gifts and he used them all. of all the people I ever met he is absolutely one of the best. I look up to him to this day.
     When we graduated not too many were to eager to join the service. Many avoided the draft by getting married or getting some kind of deferrment or becoming a six month reserve. Tom told me that if we want to play we have to pay. meaning that the right to live in this wonderful country will all of the freedom and opportunity comes with a cost. That short message helped me decide to join up. I served four and a half years. Most of it in the western pacific.  Why I came back and Tom did not only God knows. Your dad is in my heart every day.I am so glad that he lives on in you and the rest of your family.
      I will let you know what I find out about any ceremony is held when Tom is added to the memorial. I live in San Francisco but get down to Torrance every month or so
                                                 Sincerly
                                                 Conrad vonBlankenburg
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POSTED ON 6.5.2002
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS YOUNG UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS OFFICER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

CAPTAIN


THOMAS LEE CARTER



WAS A DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE OF THE

UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY

AT ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND

IN THE CLASS OF 1962



WHO CHOSE TO SERVE IN THE

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS



He graduated fifth in

a graduating class of 789





~~~ EX SCIENTIA TRIDENS ~~~





~~~ NON SIBI SED PATRIAE ~~~





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





30644 - 1962



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POSTED ON 5.29.2001
POSTED BY: Kimberly Carter Romine

Joshua Christopher Romine - Thomas Lee Carter's youngest grandchild

Joshua was born on April 3, 1999 -- almost 30 years after his grandfather died.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2001
POSTED BY: Kimberly Carter Romine

Nicholas Carter Romine - Thomas Carter's 1st grandchild

Nicholas Carter Romine was born on August 18, 1996 almost 28 years after his grandfather died. We recently were given a photograph of Thomas at age 3 and the resemblance between Nicholas and his grandfather are remarkable.
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POSTED ON 8.4.1999
POSTED BY: Kimberly Carter Romine

Capt. Thomas Lee Carter's Biography

Capt. Thomas Lee Carter, USMC, died November 10th, 1968 as a result of wounds sustained during a hostile rocket attack on an artillery outpost, where he was commanding Battery C, First Battalion, Twelfth Marines, Third Marine Division.

Captain Carter, born in Galveston, Texas, was valedictorian of his class at Torrance High School, and entered the Naval Academy with the class of 1962. While attending the Academy, he participated in cross-country, wrestling, and reached the finals of the 155-pound boxing tournament. He made the Superintendent’s list consistently, and was third Battalion commander and Brigade administrative officer in his first class year. He graduated fifth in his class scholastically, and was commissioned in the Marine Corps. Capt. Carter attended Basic School, Quantico and Artillery School, Ft. Sill. He served with the mortar Battery 2/11, First Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, and was assigned to Headquarters, air Fleet Marine Force Pacific at El Toro and Camp Holland M. Smith, Oahu. He received a Masters degree in physics from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey before reporting to 105mm howitzer battery, Vietnam in August 1968. Capt. Carter was awarded the Purple Heart, Vietnam Service Medal and National Defense Medal, among others.
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