Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wednesday's Hero: Major Lisa Carter

Hometown: Atlanta, GA.

Awarded: Bronze Star.

External Links: Black Military World story.
American Forces Press Service story.

Interview: Nov 18, 2007 (6.8MB)KVI 570 AM.

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This is an amazing woman, and I am honored to bring her story to you.

She graduated from Fulton High School in 1984, had two children she which she ended up taking care of by herself, and was working at the post office. She began meeting several retired military personnel on the job, and was encouraged to join the military to better her future.

Today she is an active duty Army Major. She has earned the Bronze Star for her extraordinary service in support of the 555th Maintenance Company while being in command of 90 other people. This happened in 2003. She has completed 2 tours of duty in Iraq, and she is now going around the country speaking to groups about why she serves.

"Carter said she enjoys her career as an Army officer and wants the public to know military people have the same dreams and aspirations as their civilian counterparts. “We are human beings just as they are,” Carter observed."

She has now been in service to our wonderful country for twenty years, and she is as dedicated as ever. She just wants everyone to know that military people are just like other people. They have feelings and dreams as well. She wants them, us, to know that we are not so much different. We should be proud of them (my words), and I am. God bless your family and you, Major Lisa Carter.

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