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Clay County WWII veteran, Purple Heart recipient turns 101

Happy 101st Birthday, Mr. Carter!

"Look who I came across on my morning run! Please wish Mr. Carter a Happy 101st Birthday today!
"Look who I came across on my morning run! Please wish Mr. Carter a Happy 101st Birthday today!

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – News4Jax would like to wish one Clay County man a happy 101st birthday on Wednesday!

Mr. Winton Carter, also known as Sarge, is a retired Marine, WWII veteran and Purple Heart recipient.

News4Jax anchor Joy Purdy ran into Carter, her neighbor, as he was returning home in his pickup truck. Yes, he is STILL driving!

Last year, Purdy told his story on Channel 4 in a segment called “Neighbor of valor.” They spoke about his wife, Norma Jean, his memories of WWII and dealing with death.

We hope you have an amazing day, Sarge!


About the Authors:

Joy Purdy co-anchors the 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. newscasts with Tarik Minor and the 11 p.m. weeknight newscasts with Kent Justice.

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.