Honoring Sergeant Carter
Alle Carter's father-in-law was a decorated veteran. Yet it was not until the Carter family recieved a call from the White House that she discovered he has a heroic force in the Rhineland campaign. President Clinton awarded the Medal of Honor to several black soldies who served in World War II. Sergeant Edward A. Carter Jr. was among the recipients. Shocked to learn the extent of Carter's service, Allene was determined to uncover both the truth about her father-in-law's wartime record and why his official recognitionwas so long coming.
Here is the story not only of Sergeant Carter but also of his family's fight to restore his honor. Theirs is a journey that takes them from local veterans organizations to the office of the president and front pages of the national media. An important oiece of American History, Honoring Sergeant Carter is an enduring story of determination and family love.