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William Vaulx Carter
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Biography Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2007

William Vaulx Carter (1883-1971)

Born in Fort Lowell, Arizona on January 30, 1883. Commissioned in the Cavalry from West Point in 1904. Aide to his father, Brigadier General W. H. Carter in 1907. Duty with the 7th Cavalry in the Philippines October 1913-November 1915. Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Bingham School, Asheville, North Carolina 1916-1917.

Transferred to the Adjutant General Department in 1922. Adjutant General of the Hawaiian Coast Artillery Brigade 1931-1935, then at III Corps Area 1935-1940. Brigadier General in October 1940. Assistant Adjutant General of the Army October 1940 until retirement in August 1942. Died on January 26, 1971.


The son of William Harding Carter, he was born on January 30, 1883 and graduated from West Point in 1904.

His son, William Harding Carter, Second Lieutenant, United States Army Air Corps, was killed in an automobile accident in Canada on May 18, 1941 and is buried with the General.

He served as Secretary of Service Schools, 1917-19.

He retired from active duty in 1942 and died on January 28, 1971. He is buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery among other family members.


CARTER, WILLIAM V
BG USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/30/1883
DATE OF DEATH: 01/27/1971
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 257 EH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

CARTER, HELEN C W/O WM V
DATE OF DEATH: 08/12/1917
BURIED AT: SECTION WDIV  SITE LOT 257
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF WV CARTER, CAPT US CAV

CARTER, WILLIAM H
2ND LT AIR CORPS RES AD
DATE OF DEATH: 05/17/1941
BURIED AT: SECTION WEST  SITE 257
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

CARTER, MARGARET B, WIDOW OF WILLIAM V 
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/01/1896
DATE OF DEATH: 11/13/1971
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 257 EH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF WV CARTER, BG USA



WV Carter Gravesite PHOTO
Photograph By M. R. Patterson, October 2002

WV Carter Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, March 2006


Updated: 9 November 2000  Updated: 31 December 2001 Updated: 22 February 2003  Updated: 21 July 2003  Updated: 3 September 2005
Updated: 26 March 2006 Updated: 4 August 2007
US Military Academy (West Point) SEAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WV Carter Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003