In Memory of
U.S. Army Private First Class
Frank A. Carter
Nemo Route, Deadwood, South Dakota
December 10, 1916 – May 21, 1944
Killed in Action in Italy
Frank Arthur Carter was born on December 10, 1916, at
Thurston, Nebraska, to Rush and Julia Carter. He had a sister and two brothers.
Frank “attended school in Hot Springs,” according to a newspaper clipping.
Before entering the service, Frank was self-employed as a timber cutter at
On September 25, 1942, Frank Carter entered active service
at Camp Funstan in Kansas. He served within the continental United States until
June 10, 1943, when he was shipped overseas. On July 6, 1944, Frank’s mother
received a letter from the War Department, which said, in part:
It is with profound regret that I confirm
the recent telegram
informing you of the death of your son, Private First Class
Frank A. Carter, 37,265,538, Infantry, who was previously
reported missing in action on 21 May 1944 in Italy.
An official message has now been received
which states that he
was killed in action on the date he was previously reported missing
Frank received a Purple Heart award and the Bronze Star.
He is listed on the Tablets of Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno,
This entry was
respectfully submitted by Marlee Golz, 8th Grade West, Spearfish
Middle School, Spearfish, SD, May 3, 1999, and updated in 2002. Information for
this entry was provided by Kenneth Carter, Spearfish, nephew of Frank Carter, an
application for a SD veteran’s bonus payment, and newspaper clippings.