This wedding invitation was sent to Major General Charles I. Carpenter by General Curtis Le May and his wife, Helen, when their daughter, Patricia Jane, was to marry Captain James Lodge of the U.S. Army.

Chaplain Carpenter performed the wedding ceremony at the base chapel at Andrews AFB, Maryland.

The invitation contains a personal note from Patricia Jane and is signed by her, Captain Lodge, General Le May, and Helen Le May.

Chaplain Carpenter was the first U.S. Air Force Chief of Chaplains. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1906. He died in 1994.

Question about this artifact? Email the Collections Manager, Hal Sellars.

Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.

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