Jay CARPENTER

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COL Jay D. Carpenter, US Army (Ret)" passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the age of 91. He was an active and beloved resident of the Montevista Retirement Community in El Paso. His illustrious military career began in 1940 when he enlisted in the 106 (Horse) Cavalry of the Illinois National Guard, and concluded 33 years later after combat service in France and Germany during WWII, establishing in 1945 the US Zone in Vienna as part of the occupation, the US Constabulary in Germany 1946-1949, security officer of Installations and Personnel in Austria and Italy 1952-1955, special assignment to Laos 1960-1961, commanded the 2-13 Cavalry Bn., 1st Armored Div. 1961, activated the 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Reg., 1st Armored Div., and trained for combat readiness in the light of the Cuban Missile crisis, to form the lead task force of the 1st Armored Division pending an invasion of Cuba. Pentagon1963-1965, deputy chief of staff for intelligence US Command in Berlin 1967-1969, commanded the 1st Brigade, 3rd Armored division in Germany 1969-1970, operations director Korean Military Assistance Group, Seoul, Korea, from which he retired in 1972 He was preceded in death by Patricia Carpenter, his wife of 48 years. Surviving family are his sister Eleanor Stubblefield, his niece Judi Keltner (Jim), nephew Michael Radcliff (Cathy). He was a greatly respected and loved member of Christ the King Presbyterian Church and ardent supporter of El Paso Pro-Musica. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 8, at 10:30 am at Harding-Orr & McDaniel, 320 Montana Ave. El Paso, TX 79902, Rev. Charles Isaac officiating. Interment at Fort Bliss National Cemetery, date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ the King Presbyterian Church, 5823 N. Mesa, PMB 370, El Paso, 79912, El Paso Pro-Musica, 6557 N. Mesa, El Paso, 79912, or a .
Published in El Paso Times from Mar. 5 to Mar. 12, 2014
Jay D Carpenter
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