WO1 John P. Carter was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 03/13/2023 at the age of 76.5
Anthem, AZ
Flight Class 68-9
Date of Birth 09/04/1946
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with B/4/77 ARA 101 ABN in 69, HHB/4/77 ARA in 69, C/4/77 ARA in 70
Call sign in Vietnam GRIFFIN 17E
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More detail on this person: John Carter passed away on 13 March 2023 in Palm Desert, CA. John was born in a Navy family in the Canal Zone and lived the life of a Navy Brat through High School. He entered the Army through the Warrant Officers Flight Program in the Vietnam era. He served as a WO1 and WO2 before receiving a direct commission as a first lieutenant in 1970. John's distinguished career included serving in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne, with the B/4-77 Aerial Rocket Artillery, flying Cobras. After Vietnam he was a basic training company commander which was followed by his service in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) Air Troop in Fulda, GE from 1973-!975 when he moved to Bad Kissingen to assume command of H Co, 2nd Squadron, 11th CAV. Later he commanded C Trp, 2/10 CAV at Ft Ord, CA. He later commanded a Basic Training Battalion at Ft Ord. He was an Inspector General with 1st Army, and later a Joint Staff officer aboard the National Emergency Airborne Command Post aircraft out of Offut, AFB, in Omaha, Nebraska. John survived a myriad of post RVN ground and flying assignments culminating with a tour on the NECAP based at Offutt AFB. Upon retirement in October 1989 John went back to college and upon completion of multiple degrees he went to work in the new construction world based in Phoenix where he oversaw the safe completion of a number of major projects. Sadly,his last challenge had been the construction of his new church in Anthem. John's formal education included two master's degrees, one in construction followed by an MBA. His life following the Army was as a very successful architect in the Phoenix area. John is survived by his wife Imelda, daughter June and son John. John will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery on 19 July 2023.

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery

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