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Military Veterans'
Hall of Fame

Richard A. Carvell | Arkansas Military Veterans' Hall of Fame

Richard A. Carvell

Captain Richard A. Carvell, United States Air Force, Jonesboro. He is a 1966 graduate of Arkansas State College.  Carvell commissioned in the Air Force in 1967 and served honorably until his release in 1971.  During that time he served in the 12th Recon Intelligence Technical Squadron where he earned a Bronze Star.  Upon completion of his Military Service Captain Carvell earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois.   

While he was deployed he served in the 12th Recon Intelligence Technical Squadron a Vietnam assignment, June 1970-1971. Served as 12RITS Civic Action Officer to help orphans at Sanctuary de Phu My in Saigon. After leaving the Air Force, Captain Carvell returned to Arkansas State University, teaching for 37 years, including 19 years as chair of the Department of Radio-Television. He retired in 2008.   

Captain Carvell has been an active member of American Legion Pickett Post #21 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter #26, both in Jonesboro.  He has been the Nettleton school Board Preside from 1987-2010.  Active in the Cornerstone United Methodist Church of Jonesboro, with service as Board of Trustees Chair, Finance Committee Member, and Administrative Council Member. He was appointed to five-member American Legion Boys State Commission.  He has also served as the Vice President of the Tan Son Nhut Association, a national Vietnam Veteran organization. 

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