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JOHN ANDREW BARNES III


is honored on Panel 29E, Line 84 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Another Medal of Honor Recipient for 173rd Airborne Brigade...God Bless You Trooper

    Posted on 11/9/17 - by Billy
    John Andrew Barnes III
    ON THE WALL: Panel 29E Line 84
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    PERSONAL DATA:
    Home of Record: Dedham, MA
    Date of birth: 04/16/1945
    MILITARY DATA:
    Service Branch: Army of the United States
    Grade at loss: E3
    Rank: Private First Class
    Promotion Note: None
    ID No: 21336509
    MOS or Specialty: 12B2P: Combat Engineer (Airborne Qual)
    Length Service: 03
    Unit: C CO, 1ST BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173RD ABN BDE, USARV
    CASUALTY DATA:
    Start Tour: 05/31/1966
    Incident Date: 11/12/1967
    Casualty Date: 11/12/1967
    Age at Loss: 22
    Location: Kontum Province, South Vietnam
    Remains: Body recovered
    Casualty Type: Hostile, died while missing
    Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
    Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds
    Status Date: Not Applicable; was not MIA
    Status Change: Not Applicable; was not MIA
    Repatriated: Not Applicable; was not MIA
    Identified: 11/15/1967
    URL: www.VirtualWall.org/db/BarnesJA02a.htm
    Data accessed: 11/9/2017
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  • Airborne Medal of Honor Recipient...A true hero...who died protecting his comrades

    Posted on 11/9/17 - by K

    For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Pfc. Barnes distinguished himself by exceptional heroism while engaged in combat against hostile forces. Pfc. Barnes was serving as a grenadier when his unit was attacked by a North Vietnamese force, estimated to be a battalion. Upon seeing the crew of a machine gun team killed, Pfc. Barnes, without hesitation, dashed through the bullet swept area, manned the machine gun, and killed 9 enemy soldiers as they assaulted his position. While pausing just long enough to retrieve more ammunition, Pfc. Barnes observed an enemy grenade thrown into the midst of some severely wounded personnel close to his position. Realizing that the grenade could further injure or kill the majority of the wounded personnel, he sacrificed his life by throwing himself directly onto the hand grenade as it exploded. Through is indomitable courage, complete disregard for his own safety, and profound concern for his fellow soldiers, he averted a probable loss of life and injury to the wounded members of his unit. Pfc. Barnes' extraordinary heroism, and intrepidity At the cost of his life, above and beyond the call of duty, are in the highest Traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 11/20/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR PFC BARNES,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN AIRBORNE QUALIFIED COMBAT ENGINEER. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOU. THANKSGIVING DAY IS APPROACHING, AND WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE....
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  • Peace with Honor

    Posted on 3/22/16 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, MN
    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor John.
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  • May you rest in the peace of Christ

    Posted on 5/24/14 - by Deb Porazzo Greenleaf
    I never met you, but I too am from Dedham. Your selfless and courageous acts are appreciated beyond any words that I may write. Thank You, John!
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