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  SP4 Carl Thomas Anthony    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"

Charlie Company
2nd Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SP4 Carl Thomas Anthony, who died in the service of his country on March 21st, 1967 in Kontum Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Multi-Frag. At the time of his death Carl was 19 years of age. He was from Springfield, Louisiana. Carl is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 16E, Line 127.

The decorations earned by SP4 Carl Thomas Anthony include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

Carl is buried in Bethelem Cemetery, Albany, LA

I was tight with 3 guys killed on March 21,1967, Joe Champion (Champ), Hazel Turner (Turner) and Carl Anthony (Amp). Turner and Amp were like brothers and Turner had a lisp and could not pronounce the "th" in Anthony, it came out ampony, hence the nickname "Amp". I understand that they found Turner's (a black guy from Mississippi) body draped over Amp's (a white guy from Louisiana). I was medivaced out of the field about March 15, 1967 got hit on the head with a concussion grenade in the battle March 12th, when I got to the hospital they found out I also had Malaria and God spared me being almost assuredly being killed on the 21st, as I was with the 3rd platoon. I know of only 2 or three survivors. Had a heart to heart meeting with Captain Rykowski about two years ago, (I had felt he led my platoon into an ambush) cleared the air and forgave. He was the bravest man I ever saw in combat.
Jim Harris