LTC Norman "Norm" D. Carter was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/04/2012 at the age of 73.7
Greensboro, NC
Flight Class 61
Date of Birth 09/16/1938
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 118 AVN in 63-64, A/159 ASHB 101 ABN in 67-68
Call signs in Vietnam THUNDERBIRD, PACHYDERM
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: GREENSBORO _ Lt. Colonel Norman DDavid Carter (U.S. Army, Ret.) passed away suddenly on Monday, June 4, 2012.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday June 9, 2012 at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

David was born in Greensboro on September 16, 1938 to the late Norman and Kathryn Carter. David retired in 1979 as a Lieutenant Colonel after 24 years of service in the U.S. Army. He served as a paratrooper, Green Beret and helicopter pilot. He served two years in combat in Vietnam. David was awarded the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, 57 air medals and the Purple Heart. He and his wife Dawn owned Benchmark Financial Services, an insurance and investment firm, and they retired from that business in 2010.

David and Dawn, his devoted wife of 27 years, were able to spend many years traveling the United States in their motor home. David also traveled many miles on his motorcycle and scooter with his great group of friends. No one can express the loving kindness and support that David showed to his family and friends. He was always available to help, to lead or to provide to those he loved and to those who loved him. He leaves a lasting impression to continue his example.

He is survived by his wife, Dawn, sons Keith Carter of Phoenix, AZ, Kelly Carter of Bangkok, Thailand, and Jimmy Dunman (Rhonda) of Winston Salem; daughters Pam Reese (Jim) and Karen Dunman of Greensboro; sister Vera Angell (Don) of Winston Salem; grandchildren, Camelin and Aleksandra Carter and their mother Jeni Carter and Liam Dunman; nieces Shawn Angell and Laura Clapp (Pete); nephews Gray Angell (Christie), Richard Clapp (Kendra), Jason Clapp and Adam Clapp; great nieces Nicole Angell and Sophie Sanders; great nephews Stephen Angell and Brayden Clapp; brother-in laws John Clapp (Linda) and Ron Clapp (Linda), also survived by his mother in law, Irene Clapp.

The family welcomes visits at the home any time this week and after the service. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Forbis and Dick-Guilford Chapel is serving the Carter family. Online condolences may be offered at

Published in News Record from June 7 to June 8, 2012

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