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ERNEST LEE BARBER


is honored on Panel 38W, Line 70 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 8/17/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four Ernest Lee Barber, Served with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 77th Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 11/11/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SPEC 4 BARBER,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A TACTICAL WIRE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST. WATCH OVER AMERICA. IT STILL NEEDS YOUR GRACE. TODAY IS VETERANS' DAY.- SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER AND HONOR ALL OF YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS GUIDE YOU. REST IN PEACE.
    HAPPY VETERANS' DAY.
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  • Final Mission of SP4 Ernest L. Barber

    Posted on 11/20/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On November 27, 1968, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C (tail number 66-00611) from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery (HHB), 4th Battalion, 77th Aerial Rocket Artillery Unit, 101st Airborne Division was shot down in Thua Thien Province with the loss of five U.S. Army personnel. The crew members included aircraft commander WO1 John W. Brinkmeyer, pilot LTC Roger J. Bartholomew, gunner SP4 Ernest L. Barber, and crew chief SP5 Loren D. Martinsen. A single passenger was also on board the helicopter, COL Edward B. Vogel, one of the 101st Airborne Division's Artillery commanders in Viet Nam. The following in personal account for this incident: I was a WO1 at the time in A Battery 4/77 ARA. LTC Bartholomew was my battalion commander. During an ARA mission to the Bowling Alley near FB Tomahawk, LTC Bartholomew's aircraft was engaged by extremely heavy enemy fire and crashed. His wingman said it was likely that most crewmen were dead or seriously wounded before the crash. COL Vogel was visiting the ARA unit and decided to go along on the mission. LTC Bartholomew was in the typical racetrack pattern with his wingman when he spotted the enemy. He made an immediate turn back, thereby forcing his wingman to break away and making it impossible to provide cover to the other aircraft. It has been stated that LTC Bartholomew told his wife he would not return. He was killed less than a month into his tour. Other than the crewmen on that aircraft, no original members of A Battery or HHB died during their tour. This report is not meant to disparage the reputation or flying capability of LTC Bartholomew. [From Bob B. Black, LTC USAR (Retired)] [Taken from vhpa.org]
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  • Final Mission of SP4 Ernest L. Barber

    Posted on 11/14/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On November 27, 1968, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C (tail number 66-00611) from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery (HHB), 4th Battalion, 77th Aerial Rocket Artillery Unit, 101st Airborne Division was shot down in Thua Thien Province with the loss of five U.S. Army personnel. The crew members included aircraft commander WO1 John W. Brinkmeyer, pilot LTC Roger J. Bartholomew, gunner SP4 Ernest L. Barber, and crew chief SP5 Loren D. Martinsen. A single passenger was also on board the helicopter, COL Edward B. Barry, one of the 101st Airborne Division's Artillery commanders in Viet Nam. The following in personal account for this incident: I was a WO1 at the time in A Battery 4/77 ARA. LTC Bartholomew was my battalion commander. During an ARA mission to the Bowling Alley near FB Tomahawk, LTC Bartholomew's aircraft was engaged by extremely heavy enemy fire and crashed. His wingman said it was likely that most crewmen were dead or seriously wounded before the crash. COL Vogel was visiting the ARA unit and decided to go along on the mission. LTC Bartholomew was in the typical racetrack pattern with his wingman when he spotted the enemy. He made an immediate turn back, thereby forcing his wingman to break away and making it impossible to provide cover to the other aircraft. It has been stated that LTC Bartholomew told his wife he would not return. He was killed less than a month into his tour. Other than the crewmen on that aircraft, no original members of A Battery or HHB died during their tour. This report is not meant to disparage the reputation or flying capability of LTC Bartholomew. [From Bob B. Black, LTC USAR (Retired)] [Taken from vhpa.org]
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  • Woodruff High School

    Posted on 11/3/13 - by Dennis Level
    Ernie Barber, a fellow student at Woodruff High School. I didn't know you we'll, but remember you as being friendly to all. So long ago, but what terrible news it had to be for your family. Your final resting place is at Springdale cemetery, also the final resting place for many of my relatives. Thank you for serving your country.
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