Richard A. Carter

Date of Birth: 02/13/1944
Neighborhood: Germantown
High School: Thomas Edison High School
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: CPL
Date of Casualty: 06/30/1967
Province of Casualty: Quang Nam
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 5
Panel Row: 9

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"The last six months have been hell," Carter wrote home from Vietnam. The 23-year-old Marine rifleman bad taken part in several search-and-destroy missions before he was killed in Da Nang on June 30, 1967. He had been assigned to Company B of the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. Carter had attended Thomas Edison High School and worked for a cabinetmaker before enlisting in October 1962. He was survived by his parents, a brother and a sister.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial