Stanley H. Carpenter [Deceased] Class of 1946 USMC. 30 years active duty. Retired as Colonel. 1 RVN tour 1968-1969. Officer in Charge Chu Lai Airbase; subsequently Commanding Officer Marine Wing Support Group 17 [MWSG-17] at Danang. Editor Note – as a 1st Lt, prior to being designated a Naval Aviator, his platoon of Amtracs led the 1st wave at Blue Beach II at the Inchon landing in the Korean War.
Stanley Hammack Carpenter, 75, a retired Marine Corps colonel and aeronautical engineer who specialized in weapon development and flight safety issues, died of emphysema Sept. 20 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Alexandria. Col. Carpenter, an aviator, served 30 years in the Marines before retiring in 1974 as chief of air operations at Quantico. He participated in the Inchon landing during the Korean War. In 1968 and 1969, he served in Vietnam as an officer in charge of Chu Lai Air Base and as commanding officer of an air operations support group in Da Nang. Col. Carpenter, a [...]
1921 - 2011 Albert Clayton Buxton, "Mr. B" to friends and family, age 90, of Fairlawn, Ohio, went home to be with heavenly father Sunday, November 27, 2011. Albert, born in Eugene, Oregon, February 23, 1921, was the fourth and last child of Johanna Adame and Walter Henry Buxton. He grew up in Spokane, Washington. While in the U.S. Navy, he attended Mississippi College. While looking across the commons, he saw Dorothy Miller Peeler walking to class. He said to himself, "That's the woman I'm going to marry." He did so on April 20, 1947 in Calvary Baptist Church, [...]
1926 - 2013 Thomas Evans Watts was the son and namesake of Thomas Evans and Josephine Taylor Watts. He was born February 15, 1926, and died on May 8, 2013, at the age of 87. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Clara Sue Smith Watts, in 1968; one sister, Ada Lee Watts Smith and her husband, James F. “Jimmy” Smith; brother-in-law, Thomas E. Ladd; and son-in-law, Micky Ligon. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Louise (Weegie) Cook Watts; one son, Thomas E. (Tombo) Watts, Jr. (Debbie); one daughter, [...]