Publication: The Star Press
Muncie, IN, United States
MUNCIE - Earl Carpenter, who was 96 years old and a highly decorated veteran of WW II passed away Sunday, September 1, 2103 [sic] 2013 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after suffering a severe stroke of August 11, 2013.
Among the many honors Mr. Carpenter received were the Chevalier de la Legion D'Honneur (the French Legion Medal of Honor), the Bronze Star, Four Battle Theatre Stars, and the Czechoslovakian Freedom Medal.
He was born on May 27, 1917 in Farmers, KY the son of Turner and Myrtle (Padgett) Carpenter and moved to Muncie eighty-three years ago at age thirteen. Mr. Carpenter married the love of his life, Kathryn Pauline Dance on September 4, 1941, who preceded him in d