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THOMAS ALAN ACKERMAN

  • Wall Name:THOMAS A ACKERMAN
  • Date of Birth:10/26/1947
  • Date of Casualty:9/4/1968
  • Home of Record:NORTH HALEDON
  • County of Record:PASSAIC COUNTY
  • State:NJ
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line:45W, 35
  • Casualty Province:KONTUM

ROGER DALE BELL

  • Wall Name:ROGER D BELL
  • Date of Birth:9/17/1942
  • Date of Casualty:9/4/1968
  • Home of Record:CLOVER
  • County of Record:WAKE COUNTY
  • State:NC
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:45W, 35
  • Casualty Province:KONTUM

FERDINAND ORA BARGER JR


is honored on Panel 45W, Line 35 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 11/14/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR LT. COLONEL BARGER,
    THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS OFFICER. WATCH OVER OUR NATION. VETERANS' DAY JUST PASSED - SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER AND HONOR ALL OF YOU. THANKSGIVING IS APPROACHING. WE GIVE THANKS FOR YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS GUIDE YOU. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Silver Star Citation (Korean War)

    Posted on 9/4/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Silver Star


    Awarded for actions during the Korean War

    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Ferdinand Ora Barger, Jr. (ASN: 0-70262/2028661), United States Army, for gallantry in action as a member of the 7th Infantry Division, in action near Sang-Gasan, Korea, on 8 October 1952.

    General Orders: Headquarters, 7th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 78 (February 24, 1953)

    Action Date: October 8, 1952

    Service: Army

    Rank: Second Lieutenant

    Division: 7th Infantry Division
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  • Legion of Merit Citation

    Posted on 9/4/16 - by A Marine, Quang Tri
    Legion of Merit

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, 20 July 1942, takes pride in presenting the Legion of Merit (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) Ferdinand Ora Barger, Jr. (ASN: 0-70262/2028661), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States during the period 10 July 1968 to 4 September 1968, while serving as Psychological Warfare Advisor, Advisory Team 1, United States Army Advisory Group, I Corps Tactical Zone, Republic of Vietnam. During that period, while serving as Psychological Warfare Advisor to Quang Ngai Province, Republic of Vietnam, Colonel Barger demonstrated courage, initiative, and ability far beyond that normally required by the position. By exhibiting professional competence and intense devotion to duty during the long and arduous hours he worked, he set an example that inspired his associates to strive for maximum achievement. He immediately established his effectiveness upon arrival in the province, visiting all districts of the province to spur local leaders to greater, more meaningful activity. Colonel Barger supervised the printing of newspapers, distribution of films, dissemination of leaflets, and production of radio programs, which brought the message of freedom to the Vietnamese citizens of the province. As a deep believer in teamwork and cooperation, he met great success in persuading military personnel and civilians, Americans and Vietnamese, to work harmoniously and effectively. He firmly believed he could not carry out his responsibilities from behind a desk in Quang Nam City; he traveled widely and frequently to remote areas of the province, seeking out the problems and solving them. Lieutenant Colonel Barger's professional competence and outstanding achievements were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.

    Action Date: July 10 - September 4, 1968

    Service: Army

    Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/4/15 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear LTC Ferdinand Ora Barger Jr, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • 3rd Psyop Bn Classroom Dedicated

    Posted on 8/2/11 - by Son
    3rd Psychologocal Operations Battalion dedicated a classroom to LTC Barger
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.