RESIDENCE (DURING WWII)
✭ Normandy Campaign (6 June – 24 July 1944)
🎖Bronze Star Medal, 🎖Purple Heart
As a child he was the mascot for the local National Guard. He proudly served in the guard and then enlisted in active duty after Pearl Harbor although his age meant he was not expected to enlist - so he was very patriotic and unwilling to let his friends go to war with out his support.
He was active with the with National Guard (age 18) and enlisted in the US Army in 1941; he was sent to OCS at Ft. Benning then assigned to the 110th and trained in Paris, Texas. He shipped out to England with the 110th. In May 1944, he was reassigned as a platoon leader of Company C, 23rd Infantry, 2nd ID. He shipped out of Swansea and landed D-Day+2. 3 ships from sailed from Swansea on the 7th - the Borinquen, the George S. Simonds and the George W. Goethals. He was killed in Briens - near the Elle River - according to Maj. Spencer by friendly fire.
William M. Carpenter, Son
File Unit: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946
in the Series: World War II Army Enlistment Records, created 6/1/2002 - 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 - 1946. - Record Group 64 (info)
Brief Scope: This series contains records of approximately nine million men and women who enlisted in the United States Army, including the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.Source: aad.archives.gov/aad/