Grave marker for Loren W. Carter in Plot J, Site 801, Camp
Butler National Cemetery, Springfield (Sangamon countr), Illinois.
Loren enlisted at Peoria, IL on 7 April 1943 and on 28
August 1943 Pvt Carter was transferred from the Parachute School, Fort
Benning, GA to Co G, 508th PIR.
He was promoted to Pfc on 18 July 1944, a nice
surprise as he was on furlough following the return from Normandy at the
On 1 February 1945 while in Belgium Pfc
Carter was evacuated to a field hospital classed as a non-battle
Casualty, He later was able to rejoin the company.