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Private funeral services planned this week for APG soldier who died in his home

Private funeral services planned this week for APG soldier who died in his home

A private funeral services will be held later this week for Staff Sgt. James Aaron Carpenter, who died March 23 inside his home at Aberdeen Proving Ground, post officials said.

Carpenter was found deceased inside his home after a 17-hour standoff with police that began on March 22, according to David Patterson, director of public and congressional affairs at APG.

Nearly 500 members of the Aberdeen Proving Ground community gathered in the APG Theater March 29 for a memorial ceremony honoring Carpenter, in a celebration of his life, service to our nation and sacrifice, the post said in a news release issued Tuesday.

“Losing a soldier is extremely difficult,” Aberdeen...

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