FRED W CARPENTER
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HONORED ON PANEL 22E, LINE 76 OF THE WALL

FRED W CARPENTER

WALL NAME

FRED W CARPENTER

PANEL / LINE

22E/76

DATE OF BIRTH

10/18/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/28/1967

HOME OF RECORD

HOBART

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lake County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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LEFT FOR FRED W CARPENTER
POSTED ON 10.22.2007
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR TO THIS MOST HEROIC UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDIER


SERGEANT

FRED W. CARPENTER

BRAVO COMPANY

1st BATTALION

35th INFANTRY REGIMENT

" TAKE ARMS "

25th INFANTRY DIVISION

" TROPIC LIGHTNING"


CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF

THE SILVER STAR


The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Fred W. Carpenter (55885165), Sergeant, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, at Hoa Tan, Republic of Vietnam, on 6 March 1967. As Sergeant Carpenter and his company approached the village, heavy fire was received from Viet Cong positions. Realizing that his unit was in a precarious position, Sgt Carpenter immediately maneuvered his squad into a position from which it could place effective fire on the enemy. Then with complete disregard for his personal safety, he charged forward and silenced a heavily fortified enemy bunker with two grenades. With this bunker eliminated, the platoon was able to maneuver once more. Throughout the entire encounter, Sgt Carpenter continued to direct his squad, personally positioning and directing the fire of individual members. His heroic actions and decisive leadership contributed to the accomplishment of the unit's mission. Sergeant Carpenter's outstanding display of aggressiveness, devotion to duty, and personal bravery is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit on himself, his unit, and the United States Army.





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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POSTED ON 3.5.2007
POSTED BY: Judi Parks

A Classmate not forgotten

You are thought of on many occasions. You served your country well and gave the ultimate sacrifice. We were very young and you were already gone when our 1964 Class held their 5-year reunion. Rest in peace!
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POSTED ON 6.28.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Not forgotten

Fred, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we have today.
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POSTED ON 12.26.2001
POSTED BY: Ben Youmans

CACTI FOREVER

B Company, 1/35th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 25th Inf Division.
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
www.cacti35th.org
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