L/C (ret.) Leonard Carmell
formerly of Binghamton
L/C (ret.) Leonard Carmell, 85, passed away in Rockledge, Florida. He was born in Binghamton, raised in Port Crane, graduated from Binghamton North High School and Roosevelt Aviation School, Long Island. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during WWII, was stationed in England, and served as navigator for a bomb squadron in the European theatre of combat. He was assigned to Strategic Air Command in Spokane, Wash., and served four years in Oslo, Norway and one year in Vietnam. He transferred to Air Force Intelligence at the Pentagon and retired from Patrick AFB
and Cape Canaveral, Fla., after 34 years of service. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Rose Carmell, his brother, Joseph, and his wife, Helene, all from Binghamton and Port Crane. He is survived by his wife, Umi, Rockledge, Fla.; his daughter, Miani (Nancy) Carnevale, Clinton Corners, N.Y.; and sister-in-law, Louise Kane, Seminole, Fla.
Interment: Arlington Cemetery.