Hamilton County

Pfc. Arnold H. Carpenter





Pfc. Arnold H. Carpenter Wounded in France August 20.

Pfc. Arnold H. Carpenter, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Carpenter of this city, was seriously wounded in action in France on Aug. 20, his parents have been notified by the war department.

Private Carpenter was attached to a mechanized cavalry reconnaissance squad and had been in France since early July.

The Webster City serviceman went into service March 21, 191, and was transferred overseas to England in January.

His hospital address may be obtained from his parents.

Source: Webster City Freeman, Webster City, IA - Sept. 14, 1944

At Hospital

Pfc. Arnold H. Carpenter, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Carpenter of this city, is being treated at William Beaumont general hospital, El Paso, Texas, for wounds received in action while serving with the First army in France. The Webster City serviceman was home recently on a short furlough after returning from 12 months overseas action in the European theater. A 60-mm mortar gunner, he was wounded in the arm by machine gun bullets while attacking an enemy position in France and holds the purple heart in addition to the pre-Pearl Harbor ribbon and the European theater of war ribbon, the Freeman-Journal has been notified by a dispatch from El Paso.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Feb. 19, 1945


Arnold Howard Carpenter was born Feb. 19, 1919 to Otis Dennis and Mary Alma Woods Carpenter. He died July 22, 1986 and is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.

Sources: ancestry.com