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Anthony D Carter

Portland, Oregon

September 10, 2014

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
45 Army-Marine SFC


 Tony served 8 years in the US Marine Corps. He then got his commercial pilot and aircraft mechanics licenses. After the 9/11 attacks, he joined the Army Special Forces, served 12 years as a Green Beret, and was a weapons SGT. Tony earned numerous medals and ribbons including - Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/Campaign Star, USMC Meritorious Mast, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), USN Achievement Medal (3rd award). In his civilian life, he served as a police officer and fireman at the Anchorage International Airport.

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September 19, 2014

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September 22, 2014

Anthony Douglas Carter
After a strong battle against caner, Palmer, Alaska resident Anthony Douglas Carter, passed away at the age of 45 in his home surrounded by family, September 10th, 2014.

Tony was born in Los Angeles, California, April 28, 1969. Tony determined early to serve in the military. He was an Eagle Scout and served a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints mission to Columbus Ohio.

The greatest love of his life was Rachelle Kirkpatrick. He married her in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they have five wonderful children. Family was everything to Tony.

He served in the Marine Corps for eight years and then completed commercial pilot and aircraft mechanic licenses. Following the 9/11 terrorists attacks he joined U.S. Army Special Forces. He served 12 years as a Green Beret. He was deployed several times in defense of the nation. In combat action in Afghanistan Tony “showed extreme bravery and courage under fire.” A member of his team wrote, “he never hesitated when called to arms. Heroes are those that face death time and time again, they choose to expose themselves for the protection of others. They set aside their security for our future… He did this without hesitation time and time again. Tony will remain forever my hero.”

In civilian life, Tony served as a police officer and fireman for the Anchorage International Airport. He was remembered as exemplary, positive and always willing to lend a hand. “His love of work, the public, and his fellow officers always showed.”

Surviving are his wife, Rachelle Carter and their children Cheyenne, Rhiannon, Zane, Crede, and Bella; parents, Walter and Julia Carter; siblings, Michael, Wendy, Patti, Bev, Charles, Corrin, David, Kimba and Kristin; in-laws, Pat and Shawna Kirkpatrick and Tammy, Mike, Karen, Dani, and Shawn; and many other relatives who love him.

Services are at 1 p.m., Sept. 17 at the LDS Chapel in Palmer, Alaska with a viewing to precede services at noon.

A memorial service is also planned for 10 a.m., Sept. 22 at the Oak Hills LDS Chapel, 14885 NW West Union, Portland 97229. That afternoon there will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.

We wish to thank his great medical caregivers, AP&F, the U.S. Army, VA, ward members and friends.

Donations for his children’s education can be sent to Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union: Tony Carter Memorial 147191-CA FIJI.

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