Rick Carrier, 1925-2016

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Longtime CCC member and Chelsea neighbor Rick Carrier died quietly on December 12. He was 91. Rick was a World War II veteran; he-9 landed on Normandy Beach on D-Day and later was among those who discovered and liberated Buchenwald. He was a recipient of the prestigious French Legion of Honor Award. In 1959 he wrote and produced a feature motion picture entitled Strangers in the City, which has been shown on Turner Classic Movies several times. He wrote four successful how-to books and founded a non-profit organization to raise awareness for the then endangered bald eagle. With help from Connecticut Governor Ella Grasso, Rick persuaded President Reagan to declare June 20th Bald Eagle Day, still recognized by over 47 states.

The lay-led service on Sunday, January 1, at Chelsea Community Church, will include a dedication to the memory of Rick Carrier, with special music by Pam Palmieri, Charles Ramsey, and Leslie Barth.

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WWII Veteran Rick Carrier shares war experiences on November 10th

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WWII Army veteran Frederick (“Rick”) Carrier, a Chelsea resident, shares his war stories on November 10 at St. Peter’s Church, Chelsea.  A dynamic and decorated storyteller, Mr. Carrier landed in the first wave of the Normandy invasion, served in five major European battles, including Gen. Patton’s last battle, and discovered Camp Buchenwald.  For his distinguished service he has been awarded the prestigious French Legion of Honor.

Where: Hosted by St. Peter’s Church, Chelsea, 346 West 20th Street, NYC  When: Monday, November 10, 6:30-8 pm, including refreshments following talk.

Suggested donations:  $20 (adults); $10 (seniors/students) and free for veterans and First Responders.  Donations will benefit the much needed restorations of historic St. Peter’s Church.