Carpenter, Donald Marshall, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1936-1936, Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)
Service Years
1916 - 1936
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Kent Weekly (SS/DSV) (DBF), EMCS to remember Carpenter, Donald Marshall (Doc), LCDR USN(Ret).

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Home Town
Hopbottom, PA
Last Address
Coronado, Ca

Date of Passing
Apr 01, 1940
Location of Interment
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Medically retired in October 1936.

On 18 June 1945, Mrs. Edward S. Shaw, sister of Carpenter’s widow Clara, wrote to Admiral King, then Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet (who had commanded Lexington when Carpenter had commanded VS-3B) suggesting that a ship be named for the late leader of VP-5F’s historic flight in 1933, citing the "sincere respect" her brother-in-law had felt for King. "I sincerely hope you will not consider me presumptuous," she wrote, "but if you could lend your approval to such an honor for ‘Doc’ as we all knew him, I would appreciate it very much." "Please do this if you can,"
King wrote to the Chief of Naval Personnel, who recommended the name assignment on 10 July 1945; consequently, on 14 July 1945, Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal assigned the name Carpenter to DD-825.
In writing to Secretary Forrestal upon being informed of the naming of the ship, Carpenter’s widow wrote on 9 August 1945 of her “deep appreciation of the honor bestowed on my two sons and me in the naming of this ship for my late husband and I hope her record will be one of which to be proud..."

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USS Lexington (CV-2)
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12 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Lexington (CV-2)

Tisdale, Mahlon, VADM, (1912-1947) Commander
DeSomer, Abraham, LCDR, (1901-1946) Lieutenant
Heinlein, Robert, LT, (1926-1934) Ensign
King, Ernest Joseph, FADM, (1897-1945) OFF 132X Captain
Herbster, Victor Daniel, CAPT, (1904-1946) OFF Commander
Crouch, Edwin Mason, CAPT, (1917-1945) OFF Lieutenant
Gaines, Oliver Wallace, CAPT, (1917-1950) OFF 00X Lieutenant
Isbell, Arnold Jay, CAPT, (1917-1945) OFF Lieutenant
Lee, Fitzhugh Burton, VADM, (1926-1967) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Pirie, Robert Burns, VADM, (1922-1962) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
FINN, John William, LT, (1926-1956) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Berrien, Frank, RADM, (1900-1941) Captain

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