While serving in the USMarines on his second tour in Afghanistan, Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpeter came under enemy fire on Valentine's Day, 2011. He died 5 days later. His wife was carrying this first child, Landon, at the time of Andrew's death.
Andrew was laid to rest in Polk Memorial Gardens just outside Nashville in Columbia TN. The town of Columbia later named a highway in honor of Andrew and his service.