The Aug. 11 Open Forum article by Thornton Parker paints a very rosy picture. In 2010, Uncle Sam gave the residents of Rockingham County about $650 million by his calculation.
WASHINGTON — I’ve observed many funerals over the last decade in Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 60, where war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Last week I went for what, God willing, was the last.
Twenty-one years ago, in mid-August 1993, an orthopedic surgeon named George White penned a simple yet clear missive to The Winchester Star, the DN-R’s sister paper to our north, outlining a sound philosophy for how men should think that applies not just to Americans in their everyday lives, but as well to the elected officials with whom we entrust the public weal. We repeat this piece each year as a reminder.
Donald Allen Carpenter, 66, of Crimora, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at Augusta Health.
Donald was born in Harrisonburg on May 14, 1946, and was a son of the late Max M. and Opal (Miller) Carpenter.
He retired from Pilgrim’s Pride in 2004, and was a member of Montezuma Church of the Brethren in Dayton. He served in the U.S. Army and was an active member of Staunton Elks and Staunton Eagles.
On Aug. 17, 1992 he was united in marriage to Kandis Boven, who survives.
Donald is also survived by two sons, Michael Carpenter of Craigsville and Jason Carpenter of Waynesboro; two brothers, Larry Carpenter of Dayton and John Carpenter of Charlottesville; and two grandsons, Aiden and Cade Carpenter.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 38, New Hope, VA 24469.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com