Sgt William E. Carter: William e. Carter joined the 6th Massachusetts volunteer militia Sept. 20, 1878, at the age of 20 he served faithfully until the call to muster in 1898, served in Puerto Rico during Spanish American war distinguishing himself as corporal. Returning home in 1899 to "L" Co. M.V.M. served until muster in 1917 when "L" Co. became the 372nd infantry the beginning of a famed regiment. he died in France on October 18, 1918 at the ripe age of sixty. 40 years of service to State and Nation. When the founding charter members led by J. Holman Pryor applied membership in the American Legion they selected Sgt William E Carter as our namesake at that time he was the oldest member of Company "L' 372nd infantry , the oldest in the Massachusetts National Guard.
What Makes this Post Unique
First chartered African American Massachusetts Post and was created by members of the famed 372nd Infantry served in France with the Red Hand brigade