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COL John Louis Carr

COL John Louis Carr

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Death 26 Dec 2016
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 55
Memorial ID 174652232 · View Source
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COL (R) John Louis Carr
1926-2016
A lifetime of service to God, family, friends and country. COL John Louis Carr, beloved and cherished husband of Jeanne Carr, faithful Catholic, father of seven well-loved children, a well-loved grandfather of 12 and a great-grandfather of three girls, the son of Louis and Mary Carr and brother to Bill and Alice, a proud 1944 graduate of Regis High School in NYC and the West Point class of 1949, died December 26, 2016. John was born December 3, 1926 in Patterson, New Jersey. He married Jeanne Boquel, his high school sweetheart, on June 11, 1949. Together, they faithfully served their country for the next 30 years in war and peace. His overseas stations included occupied Germany, Korea and Vietnam. While in Vietnam, from 1969-1970, he commanded the 71st Transportation Battalion. His headquarters staff assignments included US Army Europe, Allied Mobile Forces (Land) and The Joint Staff. He was a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and earned a master of science degree from the University of Tennessee. His military awards include the bronze star and legion of merit. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jeanne, his seven children and their spouses. Daughter Jeanne Marie (Carr) and David Black of the Sea Ranch, CA; son Regis and Lana Carr of Peachtree City, GA; daughter Suzanne Carr of Jersey City, NJ; daughter Stephanie (Carr) Salmon of Catonsville, MD; daughter Adrienne (Carr) and Greg Ryder of Blacksburg, VA; son Christopher and Tami Carr of Chesapeake, VA; son Damian and Mary Beth Carr of Chesapeake, VA. A funeral Mass was held on December 30, 2016 in Manassas. His burial will occur at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for you to help military families with a donation to fisherhouse.org.

obituary provided by Find A Grave contributor RJCarr


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  • Created by: Carol Chakurda
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 174652232
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL John Louis Carr (3 Dec 1926–26 Dec 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 174652232, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Carol Chakurda (contributor 47915541) .