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Ernie Lane Carrier

Summerfield, LA - Ernie Lane Carrier, 71, of Summerfield, LA passed away Sunday, May 20th, 2018 following a lengthy illness. He was considered a hero and called the "bravest man I ever knew" by many who knew him and/or served with him in Vietnam.

He was born May, 24, 1946 in Shreveport to Aaron Lyle and Velma Elaine Hall Carrier. Ernie attended Bossier High School, where he is in the Hall of Fame, and Northwestern State University. He served in the United States Army from 1967 to 1972. He reached the rank of Captain and was awarded numerous decorations, awards and commendations including two Silver Stars, the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He was most proud of his Combat Infantry Badge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Sally and a daughter.

He is survived by his wife Peggy, daughter; Danielle Carrier Landry (Zach) of Winnie, Texas, step daughter, Leah Milne (Derek) of The Netherlands and grandchildren; Atticus and Evangeline "Evie" Landry, and Matthew Wolski (Major, USAF), one nephew and numerous cousins.

Ernie's wishes were to have a non-ceremonial cremation and his ashes to be interred in Arlington. There will be a celebration of life held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Fire District #6 Training Center on the corner of Hwy 9 and Alt 2 in Summerfield, LA. Memorial contributions may be made to a fund at Claiborne Animal Clinic 3500 Hwy 79, Homer, Louisiana 71040 (318-927-9323) in memory of Ernie Carrier.
Published in Shreveport Times from June 10 to June 21, 2018
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