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75th Anniversary Of Battle For Attu Island, Remebering Walter C.J. Carter Of Wilcox PDF Print E-mail
Written by themindencourier   
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 14:09

Wednesday marked the 75th anniversary of American forces reclaiming Attu Island from the Japanese in the only WWII battle fought on American soil. The assault is often referred to as ‘The Forgotten Battle’, but memory of the attack remains vivid for those who fought and their families.
Private First Class Walter C.J. Carter was the son of Fred and Millie Carter of Wilcox. Born on October 15, 1919, he had two brothers and five sisters. On September 22, 1941 he enlisted in the army and soon left for training.
“They said the C.J. was very important to have. Evidently there were other Walters so the C.J. distinguished him from the others,” Carter’s sister Janet Podewitz recalled.

see June 6 Courier for full story

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 16:59