Two hundred people, including veterans, showed up to a dedication ceremony for a Florida Marine who was killed in action in 1969.

A young Marine was remembered in Fort Lauderdale earlier this week.

Private First Class Gregory Carter was 19 when he was killed in action in Vietnam's Quang Ngai province on Oct. 12, 1969, the Sun-Sentinel reported. His body was buried but his burial spot was never marked.

Vietnam Veterans of America discovered his unmarked grave when they were searching for photographs of Vietnam veterans. When they realized that Carter was not being remembered properly, they got with the city of Fort Lauderdale, collected more photos and moved forward with a grave marker.

Two hundred people showed up to a dedication ceremony at Sunset Memorial Gardens, including Carter’s brother, Anthony Owens.

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Owens remembers the day when U.S. Marines knocked on his mother’s door, giving them the news.

“My mama just dropped her head, and after they buried him, there was no more memory, until today,” he told the Sun Sentinel.

Carter was killed during his first year as a Marine. He was drafted after earning his diploma at Dillard High School. He is remembered as resilient.

“He got shot in the shoulder,” his brother told the Sun-Sentinel. “Since it was the war, they patched him up, and in two weeks he was back on the front lines.”

At the time of his death, Carter left behind a son and daughter.

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