Walter E. Carter, Jr.

  • Wall of Honor Location:

    Foil: 6 Panel: 1 Column: 2 Line: 55

  • Wall of Honor Level:

    Air and Space Friend

  • Dedicated Panel:

    Distinguished Flying Cross Society

  • Honored by:

    Ms. Lynda A. Carter

Commander Carter led the first U.S. Navy strike into Kosovo from the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) on 6 April 1999. As the commanding officer of Fighter squadron Fourteen (VF-14) he flew over 70 combat missions receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and numerous Air Medals and Navy Commendation Medals, all with combat "V." He was also awarded the Vice Admiral Stockdale Leadership Award for inspirational leadership for 1999.

Commander Carter is the current active duty leader in hours flown in the F-14 Tomcat with 4,750 hours and has the most career carrier arrested landings with credit for over 1,800 arrestments.

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