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is honored on Panel 32W, Line 4 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 5/9/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Cpl Barry Detremple,
    Thank you for your service as an Assault Amphibious Vehicle Crewman. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/16/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Barry Victor Detrempe, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 2/10/12 - by A Marine
    Silver Star

    Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Barry V. DeTrempe (MCSN: 2231831), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Headquarters and Service Company, First Amphibian Tractor Battalion, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 10 February 1969, Corporal DeTrempe was leading an ambush patrol near Dai Do in Quang Tri Province when he alertly observed a squad-size enemy unit approaching his position. As the hostile force came closer, he directed delivery of a heavy volume of accurate fire which took the enemy by surprise and inflicted heavy casualties. During the fierce fire fight which followed, he repeatedly exposed himself to enemy small arms fire as he maneuvered throughout the hostile area, directing and encouraging his men. Seriously wounded while moving across the fire-swept terrain, Corporal DeTrempe directed his radio operator to relay a request for a reaction force and continued to speak words of encouragement and supervise his men until he succumbed to his wounds. His fortitude and bold fighting spirit inspired all who observed him and contributed significantly to the accomplishment of his unit's mission. By his courage, superb leadership and selfless devotion to duty, Corporal DeTrempe upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.

    Action Date: 10-Feb-69

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: Corporal

    Company: Headquarters and Service Company

    Battalion: 1st Amphibian Tractor Battalion

    Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/1/10 - by Robert Sage
    Barry is buried at Springdale Cemetery, Peoria,IL. PH
  • Often remembered...

    Posted on 5/7/06 - by Stephen Tobin
    I served with Barry in Calif. and Hawaii and Vietnam, he was a fine young man whom I will never forget. I think of him often and I can still see his smiling face and hear him laugh... Semper Fi!!!
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