Re: Scout Astronauts
Ed Henderson (BigEdBSA@AOL.COM)
Tue, 14 Nov 1995 11:57:25 -0500
One name was missing from the Eagle Scout Astronaut list....
Sonny Carter of Warner Robins Georgia was an Astronaut on one mission, STS-41
(I think). He was in training for a second mission when he was killed in a
commuter plane crash in Brunswick Georgia along with former Texas Senator
Sonny was a very special person to many in the Central Georgia Council (Macon
Georgia). Sonny was a very active member of the council, having served as a
lodge officer in Echeconnee Lodge, and a staff member at Camp Ben Hawlkins.
The Heath Lodge there is named in his honor.
In his life, Sonny was a top student at college and the Valdectorian at this
High School, he excelled in many things and even served a stint as a Soccer
Player for the Atlanta Kicks.
Three weeks before he died so suddenly he submitted a patch design for the
1992 session of summer camp. It is ironic that Sonny Carter, who had
excelled in the Sports World and as an Astronaut, would stay so active in
scouting & his council. He never passed the opportunity to speak to area
scout troops when he was at home when his NASA training schedule permitted.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City