Soldier Honored: Andrew P. Carpenter
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Lance Corporal
Lance Cpl. Carpenter died on February 19, 2011 at the age of 27 from gunshot wounds while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, and II Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Lance Cpl. Carpenter’s wife, Crissie Carpenter, gave birth to their son, Landon, three weeks after her husband’s death.
Crissie has been a Folds of Honor Higher Education scholarship recipient and Landon is also a Folds of Honor scholarship recipient.