| World War II is often seen from the perspective of the soldier but there were other veterans who were just as important. |
One of those was Eloise Carter, a native Henryettan who was involved in that conflict and carried scars with her until her death earlier this month.
|A nurse with the rank of First Lieutenant, she and others like her treated the battle wounded including those from the Battle of the Bulge. |
That dedication to duty earned her a number of military decorations but also cost her a wound that remained a part of the rest of her life. She received a head wound resulting in paralysis of her left arm and leg.
Because of that injury, she spent years working with a number of military foundations including the Wounded Warrior Project.
She was buried Monday in Henryetta's Westlawn Cemetery with full military honors next to her father, Willard Carter surrounded by nieces and nephews.
A military honor guard from Fort Sill was on hand to complete the recognition she earned with a 21-gun salute and Taps.
The American flag that symbolized her devotion to country and a memory of a fianc√© who died in the war, draped over her coffin and was folded and presented to her niece Lisa Garcia.
Lining the gravesite were American flags whipping in the wind, each attended to by a member of the Patriot Guard motorcycle organization.