Rank and Name, Corporal Alden Augustus Carter.
Unit/Placed in, 3rd Battalion (K-Comp) 7th Marines, United States Marine Corps.
Alden is born approx. on no record.
Mother, Edna Carter.
Alden enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 321495.
Alden was KIA in the Battles of the Counter-Attack of the Japanese on the Point on Peleliu 25 Sep. 1944, he is honored with a Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Alden is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/
Alden Augustus Carter
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING World War II
Service: Marine Corps
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Division: 1st Marine Division
Commander in Chief, Pacific: Serial 01530 (March 22, 1945)
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Alden Augustus Carter (MCSN: 321495), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving with the Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces at Peleliu, Palau Islands, on 24 September 1944. Assigned the mission of defending a strategic position on a mountainous sector affording no protection and surrounded by bare coral reefs and jagged rocks, Corporal Carter moved his squad to a protected position in the rear and, despite the extreme danger, went forward alone to observe the activities of the enemy. Concerned only for the safety of his men, he remained at his post for a period of two days, maintaining a constant vigilance over the vital ridge and accounting for five Japanese. By his daring initiative, great personal valor and unwavering devotion to duty throughout, Corporal Carter served as an inspiring example to his comrades and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.