Nebraska Authors

Boyd Carter

AKA: Dr. Boyd G. Carter

Born 1908-05-08 VA (USA)

Died 1980-12-18
Lubbock, TX (USA)

Scott County, VA (USA)
Carter Cemetery

The brother of veteran Ross S. Carter, Boyd Carter was called upon to take over complete a memoir dealing with the European exploits of the daring 82nd airborne division. Ross Carter was one of three surviving members of the original 40 in his platoon and Those Devils in Baggy Pants was his homage to his fallen comrades.

Places Lived

Williamsburg, VA
Lincoln, NE
Carbondale, IL
Urbana, IL
Cedar Rapids, IA
Lubbock, TX

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Editor; Memoirs; Military History


College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA


Professor of Romance Languages

Places Worked

University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL


Received an award from the French Government for excellence in teaching, first professor to receive the award in a Nebraska University


William Jennings Bryan in Mexico. 1960. (appears in March 1960 issue of Nebraska History Magazine)
Those Boys in Baggy Pants. 1951. (Editor)

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