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PFC Gary Ralph Carpenter

PFC Gary Ralph Carpenter

Birth
Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Death 1 Jan 1968 (aged 19)
Quang Nam, Vietnam
Burial Selma, Fresno County, California, USA
Plot Floral-B-9-37
Memorial ID 101105981 · View Source
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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 and was 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.


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  • Created by: Tony
  • Added: 21 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101105981
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Gary Ralph Carpenter (6 Jul 1948–1 Jan 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101105981, citing Floral Memorial Park, Selma, Fresno County, California, USA ; Maintained by Tony (contributor 47235247) .