Edward A. Carter Jr., Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Edward A. Carter Jr.

United States Army Medal of Honor recipient

Date of Birth: 26-May-1916

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Death: 30-Jan-1963

Profession: soldier

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Edward A. Carter Jr.

  • Edward Allen Carter Jr.
  • (May 26, 1916 – January 30, 1963) was a United States Army sergeant first class who was wounded in action during World War II.
  • He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration for valor, for his actions of March 23, 1945, near Speyer, Germany.Carter and six other black Americans who served in World War II were awarded the Medal of Honor on January 12, 1997.
  • The seven recipients are the first and only black Americans to be awarded the Medal of Honor for World War II.

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