Jan. 6, 1977 Lafayette Tippecanoe County Indiana, USA
Feb. 27, 2002, Kuwait
Army Spc Carter was a cavalry scout assigned to the Third Battalion, Eighth Cavalry Regiment, First Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas. Killed from a gunshot wound from his own weapon (under investigation).
OBITUARY - News-Journal, North Manchester (IN) Cpl. Curtiss A. (Tony) Carter, 25, formerly of Lafayette, IN, currently Fort Hood, TX, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002 in Kuwait. He was born Jan. 6, 1977 in Lafayette to Curtiss C. and Regina J. Carter of Fowler, IN. He married Christina Sanders in November 2001 and she survives.
He was a member of McCutcheon High School Class of 1995, and had been attending Purdue Flight School to earn a pilot's license. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, flying planes, and also participated in rodeo during high school years.
He had been a member of the Army HHC-8 First Cavalry Division for three years. Cpl. Carter served as the gunner for HQ 209 during the Brigade Scout Ex-Evals from Sept. 18-22, 2000; his skill was credited to the platoon's being named the best scout platoon in the brigade. He was awarded "Top Scout" honors for his participation Nov. 6-9 2000 during the Cavalry's Scout Stakes Competition.
The Battalion's Commander credited Cpl. Carter as instrumental in locating missing sensitive items from a sinking tank. He distinguished himself by earning "Top Gun" in the three Cavalry Scout Light Gunnery in which he participated. His proficiency and dedication brought great credit upon himself, the Mustang Battalion, and the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Christina Carter of Ft. Hood, TX; his parents Curtiss C. and Regina J. Carter of Fowler, IN; grandparents Dennis (Nub) and Joanne Hichman of Lafayette, and Marjorie Carter of North Manchester; also great grandparents Josephine Malaska and Ferry Northdurth, both of Lafayette; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Created by: Brenda N Record added: Mar 16, 2005
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