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Carpenter Death #535150

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 28, 1984
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(Studio) Story of Jesse Carpenter noted to begin in World War II and end in Arlington National Cemetery. Carpenter said to have been homeless.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(DC) Carpenter's status as homeless person in Washington, DC described, include last few years of devotion to homeless friend, John Lamb, who was handicapped. His death by freezing, in Lafayette Park across from White House, said due to his refusal to go to shelter because there were no facilities for handicapped and he wouldn't leave Lamb. [MINISTER - comments.] Carpenter's Bronze Star, won in France in World War II, mentioned. His family's report of Carpenter's inability to readjust to civilian life noted. Funeral in Arlington National Cemetery described. Hopes of those who work with homeless people of what this story will mean to others stated. [MINISTER - comments.]
REPORTER: Jamie Gangel

Reporter(s):
Gangel, Jamie;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:02:30

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