Sr.A Earl F Cartrette, Jr.
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.