Kevon Carter – 2014

Football's Fallen

By Giles Metcalfe and Laura Jones

On 6th March 2014 a full military funeral was given for Lance Corporal Kevon Carter, in Trinidad and Tobago. His casket was carried in a procession of Defence Force personnel where his body was laid to rest in the military cemetery.

Lance Corporal Carter didn’t die of wounds inflicted in battle he died in training wearing the kit of the nation’s most successful football team.

Defence Force F.C. is a team made up of Trinidad and Tobago’s protective forces, officers, soldiers and sailors from the Army and Coast Guard. The club was formed in 1974, twelve years after independence from Great Britain.

Trinidad and Tobago is an island country off the northern edge of South America, lying just off the coast of north-eastern Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles, and is one of the wealthiest and most developed nations in…

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