Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Angelene C Carter ~ I Remember

On a bright and beautiful late summer morning, Angelene and her husband, Fred Carter, drove to the Suitland Metro station. They took the same train across the Anacostia River, then went their separate ways. It was the last time Fred would see Angelene. Later that morning, Angelene was on the phone with one of her daughters in Belgium, when the line went dead. No one would ever talk to Angelene again.

Angelene C Carter was born February 6, 1950. She grew up in Peachland, North Carolina. She took accounting classes at night to earn her degree. For 26 years, she was a devoted employee of the government, spending the last eight years in the Pentagon as a staff accountant for the Department of the Army. She died on that bright and beautiful morning of September 11, 2001, when a plane slammed into the Pentagon in an act of terrorism.

Angelene met her husband, Fred, at a Christmas Party. She asked him to dance. They were married two years later. She collected shot glasses from all of the places that she and Fred visited, though she did not drink. She was a member of the St Paul Baptist Church in Capitol Heights, Maryland - a member of the Adult Usher Board and various Bible Study Groups.

"She was an 'ordinary' person whose God-given vision and mission was to accomplish 'extraordinary' goals in life. Her philosophy on life was validated every day by her quiet character and conduct, by insuring that her work assignments and performance supported the level of services and expectations of her superiors and professional peers. She exhibited outstanding strength and leadership, which served as an example to her family, co-workers, church and friends." (DOD Release)

Angelene is survived by her loving husband, Fred A Carter (retired Army Sergeant); her mother Leona D Cash; two daughters, Angenette Cash and Freddye Jean Carter; three step-daughters, Venus Scott, Victoria Carter, and Cheryl Carter; two sisters, Linda C Reid and Deloise C Thorne; and two brothers Claude and Donnie Cash.

Angelene Carter is buried in the Arlingtion National Cemetery near the Pentagon Memorial.


Cathy said...

Well done. Thank you for remembering Angelene Carter. May God comfort those she left behind.

The Gonzo Mama said...

Thank you for sharing Angelene's story. I love how you included how she and her husband met. Never forget.

Laura said...

Very nice tribute to the memory of Angelene. God bless her spirit and her family.

Cathy said...

Visiting again. Thank you.

Julian Stackhaus said...

With much saddness on this day, september 11, 2010, I recall my acquaintance with Angelene, nee Cash, and find it almost inconceiveable that she was killed in the Pentagon attach on 9/11/01. She was a very beautiful personality. Although my comments are nine years late they are quite frankly timely for I have a tear in my eyes as I thank of her. May god continue to bless her children Freddye, who I did not know, and Angie who I will never forget. The same applies to her sister Delores who was her traveling companion and protector. My thoughts are with the Cash and Carter families and thoes who died that day.