WALTER A CARPENTER
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HONORED ON PANEL 30W, LINE 73 OF THE WALL

WALTER ANDREW CARPENTER

WALL NAME

WALTER A CARPENTER

PANEL / LINE

30W/73

DATE OF BIRTH

12/08/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH THUAN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/08/1969

HOME OF RECORD

BINGHAMTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Broome County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

WO

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WALTER ANDREW CARPENTER
POSTED ON 2.7.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Silver Star citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow soldiers. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever...
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POSTED ON 9.30.2018
POSTED BY: CWO2(Cpt.)Jerry MacDuffee

Never forgotten,BRAVE PILOT!

Walt was married to my cousin Ann.
I was a WO helicopter pilot when he joined the Army.
His death was devastating for all who knew him.
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POSTED ON 10.5.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

THANKS

Dear WO Walter Carpenter,
Thank you for your service as an Utility & Light Cargo Single Rotor Helicopter Pilot. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.28.2017
POSTED BY: john t. butchko

rip

miss you my friend....always pray that God has you in his hand
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POSTED ON 3.8.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

Walter Andrew Carpenter
Date of birth: December 8, 1947
Date of death: March 8, 1969
Home of record: Binghamton New York
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Warrant Officer (W-1) Walter Andrew Carpenter (ASN: W-3160146), United States Army, for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force while serving with Troop B, 7th Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry, 1st Aviation Brigade, in the Republic of Vietnam on 8 March 1969. Warrant Officer Carpenter distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions while serving as pilot of an OH-6A light observation helicopter involved in an aerial reconnaissance mission. Deep in an area of known enemy activity, he discovered a trail which had recently been used. In order to gain more detailed information, he flew his ship to an extremely low altitude. Upon entering the area, he immediately began receiving a barrage of enemy automatic weapons fire. He returned the fire with extreme accuracy, and silenced one position. Focusing his barrage of deadly fire on a second position, he made a low level pass and completely destroyed it. As he was departing the area, his ship was taken under fire by a hidden position and Warrant Officer Carpenter was seriously wounded. The ship was severely damaged and forced to crash land. As the ship crashed into the thick jungle, it burst into flames and Warrant Officer Carpenter was mortally wounded. His actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Aviation Brigade, General Orders No. 1486 (April 3, 1969)

Action Date: March 8, 1969

Service: Army

Rank: Warrant Officer

Company: Troop B

Battalion: 7th Squadron

Regiment: 17th Air Cavalry, 1st Aviation Brigade
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