CARLTON AMERSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 15E, LINE 38 OF THE WALL

CARLTON AMERSON

WALL NAME

CARLTON AMERSON

PANEL / LINE

15E/38

DATE OF BIRTH

11/04/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/16/1967

HOME OF RECORD

DARIEN

COUNTY OF RECORD

McIntosh County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CARLTON AMERSON
POSTED ON 11.4.2019
POSTED BY: Malli

Carlton

Carlton........Honoring you on your birthday.......Never forgotten.....God Bless.
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POSTED ON 2.16.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 2.16.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

Carlton Amerson

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Rank: Specialist Fourth Class
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Division: 4th Infantry Division
GENERAL ORDERS:
Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 380 (March 17, 1967)

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Carlton Amerson (ASN: US-53418966), United States Army, for gallantry in action. Specialist Fourth Class Amerson distinguished himself by heroic action on 16 February 1967, while serving with the 1st Platoon of Company C, 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, during a reconnaissance patrol near the Cambodian border. As the platoon approached a village, an enemy automatic weapon opened fire. Reacting swiftly, the Platoon Leader maneuvered his men against the enemy weapon. Again, the platoon found itself being fired upon by a second enemy gun emplacement. Caught in a deadly crossfire, the Platoon Leader decided to lead his men back, attempting to reach higher ground on the other side of a stream. Still another enemy automatic weapon opened up, this time pinning the platoon down with intense fire from three directions. During this time, the enemy began using devastating mortar fire and B-40 Rockets on the already encircled platoon. Shifting their mortar fire, the enemy assaulted the perimeter of the platoon, yelling, screaming and firing, as they attacked from all sides. Courageously defending the perimeter, Specialist Amerson was wounded and passed out during the early stages of the attack. Regaining consciousness, he refused medical aid and broke open his first aid packet and tried to stop the bleeding from his own wound. As he did this, he noticed that the weapon of a man nearby had jammed. Exposing himself still further to enemy fire, he yelled to the stricken man and threw his own weapon and ammunition to the individual, leaving himself unarmed from the advancing enemy. Specialist Amerson, extremely weak from the loss of blood, continued to expose himself to heavy fire, as he moved to observe the movement of the enemy attempting to infiltrate the perimeter. Seeing an enemy machine gunner firing at the platoon's radio which had fallen into the open, Specialist Amerson lunged for the radio, covering it with his body. As he performed this heroic act, he was struck by enemy fire and killed instantly. His unimpeachable valor in close combat against a numerically superior force is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
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POSTED ON 11.4.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Carlton Amerson, Served with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 8.30.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SPEC 4 AMERSON,
I REALLY HOPE YOU HAVE YOUR PHOTO POSTED! THANK YOU FOR BEING AN ARMY GRUNT.
REST IN PEACE.
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