Mr. Willie Carr Jr. departed this life on Tuesday, June 8, 2011. He was born on August 14, 1937 to Willie Carr Sr. and Elsie L. (Hall) Carr. Both of his parents preceded him in death. He graduated from high school, and joined the U.S. Army on September 16, 1953. He received an honorable discharge on November 30, 1973. This was the result of him receiving his Retirement Certification from the Armed Forces of the United States of America. He served as a Staff Sergeant and received the Purple Heart Award. Among his decorations, medals, badges, commendations, citations, and campaign ribbons awarded are: Vietnam C/C Unit Citation, 6 service stripes, 7 overseas service bars, Vietnam service medal, and Vietnam campaign medal w/60 DVC armed forces expeditionary medal.
He received the U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service to the Nation, as a United States Army Soldier. He was recognized for his patriotism and continued support of the Army family. He also became a Life Member of the AMVETS and Veterans Service where he continued his active and enthusiastic support of the many programs in all areas.