Corporal Albert Carter was born on February 27, 1930, in Oliver Springs, Tennessee. He was the son on Tom and Ollie M. Carter. His siblings included brothers Ernest, Raymond, and Walter, and sisters Josephine, Marlena, and Rachel. He served in the Korean War as a member of Company C, 14th Engineer Combat Battalion. He was driving a vehicle near Nam Myon, South Korea, on December 3, 1952, when he was sideswiped by a tractor trailer carrying a bulldozer. The dozer blade struck his head killing him.

Corporal Carter was returned to the United States in February 1953 aboard the transport Iran Victory. He was the husband of Mrs. Jean H. Carter of Oliver Springs. He is buried at Frost Cemetery in Frost Bottom, Anderson County.

The Knoxville Journal, February 3, 1953
Mrs. Jean Hensley Carter, of Oliver Springs, has  been notified of the death of her husband, Cpl. Albert Carter, in a traffic accident in Korea. Mrs. Carter was informed in a letter from the 22 year old soldier’s commanding officer that he died when a trailer truck sideswiped the vehicle in which he was riding Dec. 3. A heavy equipment operator, he was said to be on his way to do some repair work when the accident happened. Cpl. Carter had been in service since August 1951 and in Korea since March of 1952 serving with Company C, 14th Engineering Combat Battalion.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, February 13, 1953
Cpl. Albert Carter, age 22, was killed in Korea Dec. 3. He entered service August 1951 and had been in Korea since March with the 14th Engr. Combat Bn. Before entering the Army, Carter had worked in Oak Ridge. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jean Hensley Carter of Oliver Springs; mother, Mrs. Ollie Carter; sisters, Mrs. Sam Hughes, Jr., Mrs Ed Morgan, Mrs Robert Braden, Betty Carter and Rachel Carter all of Oliver Springs; brothers, Ernest Carter of Alcoa, Sgt. N.E. Carter serving with the army in Texas, Raymond Carter and Tommy Carter both of Oliver Springs.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 27 February 1930
  • Date of death: 3 December 1952
  • County: Anderson
  • Hometown: Oliver Springs
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 14th Engineer Combat Battalion
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Frost Cemetery, Frost Bottom, Anderson County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Top Panel
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