ROBERT R. CARTER, CAPT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Carter '42

Date of birth: July 20, 1918

Date of death: August 11, 1965

Age: 47

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Robert was lost at sea when he fell overboard from his flagship, USS Newman K. Perry (DD 883), on August 12, 1965, while the ship was transiting the Atlantic Ocean for deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. He had taken command of Destroyer Squadron 20 only nine days earlier.

Other

He was a member of the Command and Staff class at the Naval War College in 1953.


Class of 1942

Robert is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.