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Posted 3/13/2014

Release no. 14-023

Kavanaugh Breazeale

Vicksburg, Miss…… William Carpenter, civil engineering technician at the Greenwood Area Field Office recently retired from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, after 45 years of service.

Carpenter began his career with the Corps at Waterways Experiment Station in 1968. In 1969, he transferred to the Vicksburg District and became a construction inspector for the Greenwood Area Office. He became a facility manager in 1976 and was promoted to civil engineering technician in 1980.

He participated in the flood fighting efforts of 1973, 1991 and 2011. He has been an integral part of the construction of multiple projects to include levee construction, the Delta Headwaters project and recreational areas and visitor centers at the Mississippi lakes. He received the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service in 2011 and the Superior Civilian Service award in 2014.

A native of Greenwood and a graduate of Greenwood High School, he earned an electronics degree from Mississippi Delta Junior College. He and his wife, Kathy, reside in Money, Mississippi.

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