Specialist Four Thomas Carpenter Jr.

Thomas Carpenter Obit.jpg
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Title

Specialist Four Thomas Carpenter Jr.

Subject

Vietnam War, 1961-1975
United States Air Force
United States. Air Force--African Americans

Description

Spec4 Thomas Carpenter Jr. was killed on January 10, 1968, while serving with the 615th Transport Detachment, 57th Air Helicopter Company, 52ns Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade. Spec4. Carpenter was a graduate of Druid High School and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Carpenter Sr. of Tuscaloosa.

Spec4 Carpenter would later be remembered when a Forward Operating Base in Iraq was named for him. Information on the FOB can be found at this site: http://america.pink/forward-operating-base-carpenter_1589580.html.

A photo of Spec4 Carpenter's grave can be found at this site: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/116515662/thomas-carpenter.

Source

Tuscaloosa News Archive
Find A Grave

Publisher

Tuscaloosa News

Date

January 18, 1968
July 3, 1970

Contributor

Tuscaloosa Public Library

Type

Newspaper

Identifier

1878

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Newspaper

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