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Carter Jr. , David Thomas

Rank and Name, Captain David T. Carter Jr.

Unit/Placed in, 41st Infantry Regiment, 41st Philippine Division, United States Army.


The story about him are very different and not much recorded, so the things recorded and on file is this mine.


David is born approx. on 19 Feb. 1911 in Port Deposit, Maryland.

Father, David Thomas Carter.

Mother, Mary Roland (Hopkins) Carter.

Sister(s), Mary R. and Mabel Christine Carter.

Brother(s), John M. Carter.

Spouse, Mildred Mae (Pruess) Carter.

Son, David Carter.


David enlisted the service in Maryland with service number # 0-293962.


David was at Bataan defending the Bagac-Orion Line, when they capitulated to the Japanese army on 9 April 1942.

The division initially began marching from Pilar, Bataan on what would later be known as the infamous Bataan Death March all the way to San Fernando, Pampanga. They covered about 65 km under intense conditions of heat and brutality from the guards, it is probably that he was found death in a stop from this march, from the conditions.


David was pronounced death on 18 July 1945, he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


David is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

David also has a Memorial Grave at, Riverside National Cemetery,

Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA.


Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K8V2-LDN

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

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Bagac-Orion Line
Hidden Soldiers
Mount Samat
His rank Captain
P.O.W. Medal