Thursday, June 05, 2008

Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Carter

Remember Our Heroes

Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Carter, 42, of Montgomery, Ala.

CW4 Carter was assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died June 5, 2008 at Kandahar Army Airfield, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the Kiowa helicopter he was in went down during a test flight. Also killed was Pfc. Andre D. McNair Jr.

CW4 James Carter, 101 CAB, June 5, 2008

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., June 6, 2008 — Two 101st Airborne Division Soldiers died Thursday from wounds suffered when their Kiowa helicopter went down while conducting a routine maintenance test flight near Kandahar Army Airfield, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.

Killed were: Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Carter, 42, of Alabama; and Spc. Andre D. McNair, Jr., 20, Fort Pierce, Fla. Both were assigned to B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

Carter was a Kiowa helicopter pilot who entered the Army in November 1983 and arrived at Fort Campbell in August 2002.

His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Air Medal w/combat distinguishing device (2 awards); Army Commendation Medal (3 awards); Army Achievement Medal (5 awards); Army Good Conduct Medal (3 awards); National Defense Service Medal (2 awards); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (3 awards); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (3 awards); NATO Medal - Former Republic of Yugoslavia; Air Assault Badge; Army Aviator Badge; Combat Action Badge; Parachutist Badge; Drill Sergeant Identification Badge; and Weapons Qualification, 9 MIL, expert.

Carter is survived by his wife, Avis, and sons, Joshua and Caleb, of Clarksville, Tenn.; and his mother, Minnie, of Montgomery, Ala.

Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Carter was killed in action on 06/05/08.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A wonderful husband, father, and "God Fearing Man." I can only cleary recall being in the company of this warrior only once. Last fall, his oldest son Joshua a rather adept football player, began to receive recruitment letters from college scouts. With humbleness yet fatherly pride, he stood and gave acknowledgement and credit to God for blessing his family and children in such a manner. He seemed to be looking forward to sharing the accomplishments of his children. While his family humbly looked on, in modesty he acknowledged his family and the upcoming deployment. Although it seems as if Mr.Carter is absent from the body, we know that he is now "present with the lord." We will all continue to pray for this family's strength." Thanks be to God for the human sacrifices made by our soldiers."

Praying in Clarksville