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Bill Carter
War: Vietnam
Branch: United States Army
Unit: 1st Calvery
Theater: Vietnam
Highest Rank: E5
Birth Year: July 15, 1941
Place of Birth: Huntsville, Alabama


Bill Carter was born in Huntsville, Alabama on July 15, 1941. His family moved to Detroit when Bill was very young. He did not complete high school but later got his GED. His father helped to get him into GM at the age of 18. Although he tried to join the Army they refused him but drafted him later at the age of 23. With only a few months remaining on his tour, he was extended for six months and sent to Vietnam where he was a cook for "Grunts."

After leaving the Army he returned to GM and was able to retire at the age of 47 after 30 years of service (Army time counted towards retirement). Bill never married, bit did have a couple of long-term girl friends. He has no children. He receives medical care at the Veterans Hospital in Ann Arbor. Although he had malaria when he was in Vietnam, it has not returned. He is still being evaluated for "Agent Orange" since he does have breathing problems. Bill now lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan.