USS Carpenter DD825
The USS Carpenter DD825 was laid down on July 30, 1945 at Consolidated Steel Corporation, Orange, Texas. and launched on September 28, 1945 sponsored by Mrs. Donald Carpenter, widow of the ship's namesake. The ship had a long, storied history until it was decommissioned on February 20, 1981 and broken up for scrap in 1999. Gatherings Plus has been honored to work with the Carpenter group the past 12 years having reunions all over the country. Each year Pat Carpenter, son of Donald Carpenter and his lovely wife Ann, join the group as honored guests at their reunions. This is a special group of friends and we thank them for their service and sacrifices. God Bless the Carpenter crew and families.