Sr.A Earl F Cartrette, Jr.

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Hometown: Sellersburg, Indiana


Nickname: “JR” (junior), “Spoon-man”


JR was a crew chief by trade and was assigned to the Support Section.


Known as a practical joker, JR kept the times in Saudi “light-hearted”. He also drew clown cartoon characters on the squadron bulletin board to convey light-hearted messages to the squadron.


He enjoyed auto racing and spent time rebuilding a Chevy Nova as a tribute to his Father who passed away in 1992. The car had belonged to his father who had sold it before he passed away and JR had bought it back.