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Archie Woodrow CARPENTER

Male 1917 - 1944  (26 years)


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  • Name Archie Woodrow CARPENTER 
    Born 27 Jun 1917  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Birth date on headstone is Jun 27 1918, but Doddridge County birth records show it as Jun 27 1917. His age in the 1920 Census, enumerated in January, was two. His age in the 1930 Census, enumerated in April, was 12.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920, 1930  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1940  Doe Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military (ENLISTED 2/26/1941)  [2, 3, 4
    Pvt, Co M, 168th Inf, 34 Inf Div, US Army, WW II (POW, KIA) 
    Died 1 Jun 1944  Cisterna di Latina, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    • near Cis Terna Di Littoria
    Buried Freeman Cemetery, Piggin Run, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 7
    Notes 
    • Killed instantly in action on Jun 1 1944 near Cisterna di Littoria (now Latina), Italy, when a shell landed only a few feet from him while he was carrying ammunition to his squad through heavy enemy artillery and mortar fire. Previously, he had taken part in five major battles and for four days was a prisoner of the enemy before making his escape and finding his way back to his company. [2]
    Person ID I1218  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2018 

    Father Stephen Ellis CARPENTER,   b. 18 Nov 1855,   d. 23 Feb 1931, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Myrtle Idell HUSK,   b. 11 Feb 1884, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1977  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 19 Jul 1900  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F394  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jun 1917 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Doe Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jun 1944 - Cisterna di Latina, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Freeman Cemetery, Piggin Run, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    1218_ArchieWoodrowCarpenter_USArmy_WW2_Snapshot.jpg
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    Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1553] Doddridge County Birth Records, West Union, WV, BR Bk 4, p. 33.
      Identified as Archie Woodrow Carpenter, b. June 27 1917 at West Union, son of Steven Ellis Carpenter & Myrtle Husk.

    2. [S317] West Union Herald-Record, 5/26/1998, p. 13 - Article by VFW Post 3408.

    3. [S2582] West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database, (http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/wvvetmem.html).

    4. [S2597] U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com and US Army Quartermaster General's Office).

    5. [S1727] Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, 5/30/2004, p. A-6.

    6. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    7. [S2550] Doddridge County Cemeteries, Vol. I, Donald Edward Ramage (1934-2016), (4117 Almaville Rd, Smyna TN 37167 (1988, rev. 1999)).