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PFC Gary Ralph Carpenter
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1948
Fresno
Fresno County
California, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1968
Quang Nam, Vietnam

PFC Carpenter#2387527
MOS:0311 Rifleman.

Gary was born in Fresno,CA but grew up in
Watsonville where him and his brother went at
an early age to live with their uncle Roy and
aunt Virginia Carpenter.Gary graduated from
Freedom High School in 1967 and enlisted in
Marines six days later on 21 June 1967 at the
Oakland Recruiting Office.
Gary arrived in Vietnam 15 December 1967
and was assigned to Hotel Company,2nd
Battalion,3rd Marine Regiment,3rd Marine
Division.
Gary died as a result of a gunshot wound to
the head from a sniper,during an engagement
with hostile forces near the East Bank Song
Yen River,4 kilometers south southeast of the
Tuy Loan Bridge.
Gary was single and served his country for 7
months and 9 days.KIA#20,727.
He had been in Vietnam for 1 month and 15
days.
Gary was 18 years,6 months and 24 days old.
Survived by his uncle & aunt;Roy H & Virginia
Carpenter and his brother;Lauren Carpenter of
209 Hill Ave,Watsonville,CA.
His father;Ralph Carpenter of 33 White St,
Apt#3,Watsonville,CA and his mother;Jewel D
Carpenter of 8108 Uster St,Selma,CA.
 
 
Burial:
Floral Memorial Park
Selma
Fresno County
California, USA
 
Created by: Tony
Record added: Nov 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101105981
PFC Gary Ralph Carpenter
Added by: Scott E Dodson
 
PFC Gary Ralph Carpenter
Added by: Toni
 
PFC Gary Ralph Carpenter
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R.I.P.
- Tracy Parker
 Added: Apr. 28, 2015
Not forgotten.Semper Fi,
- Tony
 Added: Jul. 29, 2014
Blessed be, Marine
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 12, 2013
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