Carr, Walter P. – 80th Infantry Division

Born: February 24, 1921, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA.

Passed away on October 5, 2010, in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Army Service Number: O-519672.

Parents: Walter P. Carr, Sr. and Nelle Marie Fink. After his mother’s death on April 19, 1931, Walter was raised by relatives in Mississippi. Walter married Evelyn, and graduated from Louisiana State University. After attending Officer Candidate School, First Lt. Walter P. Carr, Jr. served in the U.S. Army (80th Infantry Division).

Walter P. Carr, Jr. retired as a Lieutenant-Colonel from the U.S. Army in 1965, when he was hired to teach political science at ATU in Russellville, Arkansas.

Patton’s Vanguard – Don Fox:
At 0430 (December 27, 1944), just shy of a dozen hours after Lt. Boggess had met the 101st at the pillbox, a patrol led by 1st Lt. Walter Carr of E Company, 2nd Battalion 318th Regiment (attached to CCB, 4th Armored Division) made contact with the 101st Airborne Division. He was escorted to Brigadier General McAuliffe’s headquarters, where he received a map overlay of the 101st’s positions.

Sources and photos: “Patton’s Vanguard” by Don Fox, www.80thDivision.com, Findagrave, photos Andy Adkins & Erwin Verholen.

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