Lance Corporal Barton J. Carroll
Fallen: July 4, 2002
Lance Corporal Barton J. Carroll of Portsmouth, RI was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Shortly after midnight on July 4, 2002, he stopped at a local gas station to get fuel and use the bathroom. An individual followed him into the bathroom and shot him in the back, leaving his body and stealing his car.
Barton Carroll was a 2001 graduate of Portsmouth High School. He enlisted in the Marine Corps shortly after graduation. For two years prior to that, Barton had been a member of the Newport Rifle Club Junior Team. His coach remembers him as “just a great team player [that] brought out the best of the people around him.”
Another friend that was introduced to competition shooting by Barton recalls that “he was a good friend of mine [and wants] his legacy to live on.