More detail on this person: David M. Carpenter, 72, of East Amherst, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Mr. Carpenter was born Dec. 15, 1946 in Niagara Falls to Melvin D. and Emma A. Carpenter. He earned his bachelor's degree in business from Troy State University, then earned his MBA from the University at Buffalo. He was a salesman at Smurfit Stone Container from 1974 until his retirement in 2008. Mr. Carpenter also served in the U.S. Army for 40 years, earning the rank of CW4. He was a Vietnam helicopter pilot and a MEDIVAC pilot in the Army National Guard. For his service, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal, National Service Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Master Army Aviator Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge and Aviator of the Year 2006. Mr. Carpenter was a member of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, was an avid skier and loved golf. He volunteered at Excalibur Leisure Skills and MacDill AFB Golf Club. He enjoyed his military friends and family and was a diehard Alabama Crimson Tide football fan. Mr. Carpenter is survived by his wife, Dianne M. (nee Bresnock); daughters, Paige Fallacaro, Nicole Watson and Darcie Gatti; and seven grandchildren. Visitation was held Saturday at Amigone Funeral Home, Amherst, where a service was held Sunday. Interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
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