William Vaulx Carter – Brigadier General, United States Army

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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

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