Veteran of the month

Lisa Strange and Ward Burton present the Fry, Jordan & Wilson/Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation Veteran of the Month award for July 2020 to Joe Lee Carr (center).

The Fry, Jordan & Wilson/Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation Veteran of the Month for July 2020 is Joe Lee Carr.

Carr was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966, just a week after graduating from high school.

He was deployed to Vietnam in 1967-1968 where he served 11 months as a combat infantryman, M60 machine gun operator in the Red Warrior Infantry Team.

He spent the majority of his 11 months in the jungles of Vietnam, scouting and patrolling.

Carr returned to Halifax County where he worked for Burlington Industries for 34 years.

He has two sons, Steve Carr and Brian Carr.

He is married to Anne Carr.