CW4 David R. Carter, 47, of Centennial, Colo., died in the Aug. 6, 2011, CH-47 Chinook helicopter crash in Wardak province, Afghanistan, along with 29 other United States service members. He spent 24 years in the service and was a full-time member of the National Guard while also serving as an instructor pilot. Carter was survived by his wife, Laura, and two children, Kyle and Kaitlen.

The Travis Manion Foundation honored CW4 David R. Carter with 30 other Fallen Heroes through our Character Does Matter program at the Westover School in Middlebury, Conn. on Jan. 18, 2013.

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