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GLENDON ROMAN BARNETT


is honored on Panel 21E, Line 100 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 6/14/18 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Glendon Roman Barnett

    DATE OF BIRTH: March 19, 1944
    PLACE OF BIRTH:
    Barre, Vermont
    HOME OF RECORD:
    Jaffrey, New Hampshire

    Silver Star
    AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
    DURING Vietnam War
    Service: Army
    Rank: Specialist Fourth Class
    Battalion: 1st Battalion
    Division: 1st Infantry Division
    GENERAL ORDERS:
    Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division, General Orders No. 5346 (July 27, 1967)
    CITATION:
    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Glendon Roman Barnett (ASN: RA-11462303), United States Army, for gallantry in action against a hostile force while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam on 14 June 1967. On this date during Operation BILLINGS, Specialist Barnett was serving s the platoon leader's radio-telephone operator while on a search and destroy mission. While moving through an area of dense jungle near Chu Linh, they were violently attacked by a large hostile force. The friendly unit quickly formed a perimeter and began to return fire. Specialist Barnett realized that three men were missing and, with complete disregard for his personal safety, he moved to the area of initial contact to try to locate them. He maintained his search, despite intense volley's of insurgent fire directed at him, until he found the missing soldiers. He then led the soldiers back through the vicious enemy fire to the perimeter. Once there, he saw that his platoon leader was temporarily blind and deaf from a hostile grenade explosion. Specialist Barnett led the wounded officer to a position of relative safety and then continued to transmit situation reports to his company commander, and adjust air strikes and artillery fire for his platoon. As the battle increased in intensity, Specialist Barnett covered his radio with his body to protect it from hostile fire, realizing it was the only communications link with other friendly units. Later in the battle, Specialist Barnett saw three insurgents approach his platoon leader's position. He quickly shouted to attract their attention and then took them under fire. He succeeded in killing three Viet Cong before he was mortally wounded by hostile fire. His great courage and decisive actions under fire undoubtedly saved the life of his platoon leader and contributed immeasurably to the overwhelming rout of the enemy force. Specialist Fourth Class Barnett's unquestionable valor in close combat against numerically superior hostile forces is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
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  • THANKS

    Posted on 11/24/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    P.S. I HOPE SOMEONE OUT THERE HAS YOUR PHOTO AND PUTS IT ON THIS WALL OF FACES, BUTCHIE, CAUSE YOURS IS NEEDED.
  • Remembered

    Posted on 11/24/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SPEC 4 BARNETT,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GRUNT. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. THANKSGIVING DAY IS HERE, 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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  • We Remember

    Posted on 4/16/15 - by Robert Sage 1968rsage@gmail.com
    Glendon is buried at Durant Cemetery, Cabot,VT.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 6/14/14 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Spec. 4 Barnett for your leadership and courage.
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