Michael Shane Carpenter joined the Air Force in June 1989. He was a Loadmaster assigned to the 317th Airlift Wing’s 40th Airlift Squadron at Pope Air Force Base.

On April 28, 1992, Michael was one of nine crew members aboard a C-130 airplane that crashed into Blewett Falls Lake near Rockingham, NC.

Michael is buried at Carpenter’s Campground Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County.

  • Rank: Senior Airman
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 January 1971
  • Date of death: 28 April 1992
  • County: Blount
  • Hometown: Maryville
  • Service Branch: Air Force
  • Division/Assignment: 317th Airlift Wing, 40th Airlift Squadron
  • Conflict: Persian Gulf
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Carpenter's Campground Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXV, Panel
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