35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association

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  PV2 William L. 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"

Dog Company
35th Infantry Regiment
Korean 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 Korean Service Medal United Nations Korean Service Medal Republic of Korea War Service Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PV2 William L. Carter, RA14285797, who died in the service of his country on August 4th, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death William was 19 years of age. He was from Cairo, Georgia. William's Military Occupation Specialty was 4812-Heavy Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PV2 William L. Carter include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, 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.

William entered the service 10 November 1948.

William is buried in Long Branch Cemetery, Cairo, GA

William ( Red ) Carter was a very close friend of mine, first in Japan and later in Korea.I was a young Cpl. and "Red " was assigned to my section. I have bad memories to this day about the day Red died. I Always wanted to talk to his family about his death, but after I was wounded and left the service I tried to forget that period of my life. Recently I was contacted by members of our old outfit and I started remembering again.I have several pictures of "Red"and others if members of his family will contact me. Floyd Sharp (859-384-8458)502 N.fieldgate dr.florence ky.41042