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INDIAN VILLAGE, LA (KPLC) -Serving in the U.S. Army's Signal Corps in New Guinea, Roy Denvil Carter of Indian Village helped keep the troops in contact with each other. Japanese snipers made it dangerous work.
"We'd run that line," recalled Carter. "We had to stay in touch with McArthur's headquarters. So we were fighting and running lines, too. It was bad. Sometimes we'd have to get up on a pole and buddy, you'd have to get off that pole or get killed."
Then there were the Japanese K-9 units.
"They had dogs. They were after us. We would get in the water and lose them. They wouldn't know what happened. So we'd stay in that. A lot of times, we'd climb in a tree so we could hide."
Carter even got the chance to meet General McArthur while serving in the Pacific during the war.
"We had good intelligence, thank the lord, for that. McArthur and them protected us a whole lot."
"A lot of that was all scary. Over there in New Guinea. A lot of times we were cut off from our outfit. So we were on our own."
R.D. Carter. This week's KPLC Billy Navarre Hometown Patriot.