Robert B. Carpenter was born in Grainger County, Tennessee. Son of John Carpenter and Sallie Carpenter Brooks
He was wounded on 1 September 1918 and a month later killed in action in France at the age of 21. He was initially buried at Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Meuse, France.
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of birth: 4 July 1897
- Date of death: 5 November 1918
- County: Claiborne
- Hometown: Concord
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: Company L, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Battles: Meuse-Argonne
- Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar II, Middle Panel
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