FIRST: African-American Chaplain Promoted to Colonel - Fort Huachuca, Arizona
Posted by: BruceS
N 31° 32.891 W 110° 22.568
12R E 559215 N 3490525
Quick Description: Grave of Chaplain (Col)Louis A. Carter, the first African-American Army chaplain to be promoted to Colonel. Located at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 7/1/2013 5:36:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMHEP4
Chaplain Carter served in all four Negro Regiments in the U.S. Army (9th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 24th Infantry Regiment and 25th Infantry Regiment) and was the only chaplain to do so. He was the first African-American to be promoted to the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army.
Inscription of plaque:
Chaplain (Col) Louis A. Carter
Served All Four of the Army's
Served in NY, VT, KS, Philippines,
And Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
First Negro Chaplain
Promoted To Colonel
Post Chaplain From 1935-1940
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