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  CPL Daniel Joseph Carter    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

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35th Infantry Regiment
Korean War

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National Defense Service Medal Korean Service Medal United Nations Korean Service Medal Republic of Korea War Service Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, CPL Daniel Joseph Carter, RA14366762, who died in the service of his country on March 11th, 1952 in Minnesota Line, North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Daniel was 20 years of age. He was from Mount Olive, North Carolina. Daniel's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by CPL Daniel Joseph Carter include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korea Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Corporal Carter was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on March 11, 1952. Corporal Carter was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

(From A Mount Olive Newspaper)

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel James Carter, Route 3 Mount Olive, received word Sunday that their son, Cpl. Daniel Joseph Carter, age 20, was killed in action in North Korea on March 11.

Cpl Carter is the 13th Wayne County solider reported killed since the Korean War started in June 1950. Thirty-two men have been reported wounded and eight missing from Wayne County.

Cpl Carter was with the 35th Regiment of the U.S. Army and enlisted in August 1947. He received basic training at Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky and was sent to active duty in Korea in August 1951.

The Carters are former residents of Goldsboro. Surviving in addition to his parents are four sisters: Mrs. J.D. Ireland of Route 1 Faison; Mrs. Charles Jernigan of Route 3 Mount Olive; Patricia Ann and Norma Jean of the home; three brothers: James D Carter of Greenville; Jasper Carter of Route 1 Mount Olive; and Linwood Earl Carter of the home; four nieces and nephews. (end of obituary)

My name is William Joseph Jernigan and he was my uncle. My mother, Lillie Christine Carter, was his sister. I was named after him as he died 3 months before my birth. My mother never completely adjusted to his loss. She died in Oct. 1983. He is buried in a family plot next to his mother, Lillie Naomi Carter; his father, Daniel James Carter and a sister, Norma Jean Murphey. I have photo's of his grave marker.

Buried in Carter family plot at Wayne Memorial Cemetery, Hwy. 117, Goldsboro, NC.