Fred Joshua Carter was born on February 6, 1945 and joined the Armed Forces while in Columbia, South Carolina.
He served in the United States Air force, and attained the rank of First Lieutenant.
On November 5, 1969, at the age of 24, Fred Joshua Carter perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Khanh Hoa.
He was killed with Captain Wade A. Greer, United States Air Force, and they are buried together in Arlington National Cemetery.
Last week my mother gave me a clipping “Put a Face With a Name” from the
Retired Officers magazine. I visited the website for the first time just a moment ago. I am thankful for the photograph of Fred's gravesite listed on your website. I would like to send a photograph of Fred and more information about him.
Fred Joshua Carter and I married on June 15, 1968. This June would have marked our 34th wedding anniversary. He was a magnificent human being, the best friend anyone could have. On November 5, 1999, I visited his grave and left 30 red roses to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his death. It was a difficult day. His aunt, Mary Ela Lacock, was with me, which helped me a lot. James S. Lacock, Mary Ela's husband and Fred's uncle, is buried 10 spaces (I believe that's correct) from Fred. Mimi visits them regularly; she lives in Chevy Chase.
Fred would have been 57 this February 6th. I will have a copy made of one of my last photographs of him and send it to you. Please tell me how to proceed. When I have the photograph, I will email you additional information about Fred.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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