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1LT Charles Cornelius Carpenter

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1LT Charles Cornelius Carpenter Veteran

Birth
Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
12 Jun 1944 (aged 30)
Cerisy-la-Foret, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Burial
Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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DATE: June 12, 1944
LOCATION:Along Elle river near Saint-Georges-d'Elle
NOTES:"It was the afternoon on June 12, 1944, when the men of Company C were just averting an attack by German paratroopers. 1L Charles Carpenter´s 1st Battalion was stationed along Elle river near Saint-Georges-d'Elle. Lt. John McCutchen adjusted the elevation of 60mm mortar of Company C and fired three rounds on advancing German troops. Unfortunately, they were too short, 2 of the shells came down and burst right on the positions of Carpenter and his men. These two shells from friendly fire killed yourhim and wounded his men who had been on the line firing at the enemy. When Lt. John McCutchen saw what he had done, he went berserk. Lt. McCutchen was killed by Germans fire only a few hours later on the very same day as 1st Lt. Carpenter," remembered by Major Henry G. Spencer. This story has never been officially confirmed though.

DECORATIONS AND CITATIONS (AWARDS):
Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart
This info was found on website: https://indianhead-roster.com/listing/charles-c-carpenter/
DATE: June 12, 1944
LOCATION:Along Elle river near Saint-Georges-d'Elle
NOTES:"It was the afternoon on June 12, 1944, when the men of Company C were just averting an attack by German paratroopers. 1L Charles Carpenter´s 1st Battalion was stationed along Elle river near Saint-Georges-d'Elle. Lt. John McCutchen adjusted the elevation of 60mm mortar of Company C and fired three rounds on advancing German troops. Unfortunately, they were too short, 2 of the shells came down and burst right on the positions of Carpenter and his men. These two shells from friendly fire killed yourhim and wounded his men who had been on the line firing at the enemy. When Lt. John McCutchen saw what he had done, he went berserk. Lt. McCutchen was killed by Germans fire only a few hours later on the very same day as 1st Lt. Carpenter," remembered by Major Henry G. Spencer. This story has never been officially confirmed though.

DECORATIONS AND CITATIONS (AWARDS):
Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart
This info was found on website: https://indianhead-roster.com/listing/charles-c-carpenter/

Inscription

23rd INF 2nd DIV
WORLD WAR II



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