Ruth L. Carter

2LT Ruth L. Carter was a surgical nurse at TAAF. She was born February 10, 1907 in Prospect Virginia. She received her nursing training from Freedman’s Hospital School of Nursing in Washington, D.C. She was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1943. It was noted in the July 15, 1946 station hospital roster that she had been promoted to first lieutenant, but was now separated from the service. A family member reports that she continued her education at Virginia State College, Howard and Catholic Universities. She died September 10, 1979 in East Orange, New Jersey. Her remains are located in her hometown of Prospect Virginia.

(Information from family members, my, and the 1930 Census)