S2c Burton Lowell Carter

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S2c Burton Lowell Carter

Birthdate: (18)
Birthplace: San Diego, California
Death: December 7, 1941 (18)
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI, USA (Aboard the USS Arizona)
Place of Burial: Entombed
Immediate Family:

Son of Fred Eugene "Gene" Carter and Rosadele Carter
Brother of Stanton "Stan" Alfred Carter; Donald Merrill Carter and Winston Scott Carter

Occupation: radio operator
Managed by: Nathan Luke Cowdrey
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About S2c Burton Lowell Carter




In November 1940, Burton dropped out of San Diego High School to follow his best friend into the Navy. He got his father drunk to sign his enlistment papers.

The two boys had been friends since the 7th grade, brought together by a love of practical jokes and the occasional brawl. Both came from homes with absentee fathers, stern mothers and a lack of money.

Once in the Navy, the two were eventually assigned together to the Arizona--Burton as a radio operator, his friend as a topside turret gunner.

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S2c Burton Lowell Carter's Timeline

San Diego, California
December 7, 1941
Age 18
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI, USA