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Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

James E. Carter, Jr.

Midshipman, U.S. Navy

— U.S. Naval Academy, 1943-1946 —

 
 
James E. Carter, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 2, 2021
1. James E. Carter, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  "No one ever thought the Japanese would surrender, so there seemed to be no alternative to a massive invasion."

James Earl Carter, Jr., entered the Naval Academy in 1943. Because of the war, his class was accelerated, and he graduated in three years. During his training, he learned to fly seaplanes and became expert at recognizing allied and enemy planes and ships. His wartime service was limited to training cruises in the Caribbean during which he learned everything from naval strategy to "holystoning" the wooden decks. Midshipman Carter's first cruise was on the battleship USS NEW YORK in 1944, where he manned a battle station at a 40mm anti-aircraft battery. Carter was at sea in the North Atlantic when the atomic bombs fell on Japan, forcing the end of the war.

James E. Carter, Jr. - 39th President of the United States - 1977-1981

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Naval Academy photo of Midshipman Carter
 
Erected by National Museum of the Pacific War.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1943.
 
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30° 16.366′ N, 98° 52.021′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Austin Street and North Washington Street. The marker is located outside the east entrance to the National Museum of the Pacific in the Plaza of the Presidents and there is no admission fee required for visiting the outside section of the museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 East Austin Street, Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gerald R. Ford (here, next to this marker); Ronald Reagan (here, next to this marker); Richard M. Nixon (here, next to this marker); George H. W. Bush (here, next to this marker); Lyndon B. Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Dwight D. Eisenhower (a few steps from this marker); John F. Kennedy (a few steps from this marker); Harry S. Truman (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
More about this marker. Ten consecutive presidents, spanning the years from 1941 to 1992, served in their country's armed forces during World War II. The service of those ten is commemorated here at the Plaza of the Presidents.
 
Also see . . .  Jimmy Carter.
In 1948, he began officer training for submarine
The James E. Carter, Jr. Marker is the third marker from the right of the ten markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 2, 2021
2. The James E. Carter, Jr. Marker is the third marker from the right of the ten markers
duty and served aboard USS Pomfret. He was promoted to lieutenant junior grade in 1949. In 1951 he became attached to the diesel/electric USS K-1, (a.k.a. USS Barracuda), qualified for command, and served in several duties including Executive Officer. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on January 26, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
James E. Carter, Jr., U.S. Navy Midshipman image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - U.S. Navy Photo, circa 1940s
3. James E. Carter, Jr., U.S. Navy Midshipman
Jimmy Carter's presidential portrait image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - U.S. Government Photo, circa 1977
4. Jimmy Carter's presidential portrait
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 26, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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