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LARRY M BARNHILL


is honored on Panel 13E, Line 13 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 11/27/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR PFC BARNHILL,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GENERAL VEHICLE REPAIRER. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. ADVENT IS HERE, AND CHRISTMAS IS APPROACHING. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE..
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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 12/5/14 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Larry M. Barnhill
    Date of birth: May 4, 1947
    Date of death: December 5, 1966
    Home of record: Baltimore Maryland
    Status: KIA

    AWARDS AND CITATIONS

    Silver Star
    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    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 Private First Class Larry M. Barnhill (ASN: RA-013853514), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Private First Class Barnhill distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 5 December 1955 while serving on a tank crew of Company M, 3d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, during a search and destroy mission in Phuoc Tuy Province. Private Barnhill was in the exposed machine gun position on the tank as it moved into a blocking maneuver against a well fortified Viet Cong bunker system. When sporadic fire was received from the left flank, the tank immediately moved to engage the insurgents. Again from the left flank, a sudden burst of fire struck the tank commander. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Private Barnhill elected to remain in his exposed position, while firing on the Viet Cong, to protect his commander. During the exchange of fire, he received his fatal wound. Private Barnhill's gallantry in action against a hostile force at the cost of his life, was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
    General Orders: Headquarters, United States Army Vietnam, General Orders No. 7149 (December 31, 1966)

    Action Date: December 5, 1966

    Service: Army

    Rank: Private First Class

    Company: Company M, 3d Squadron

    Regiment: 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/6/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Larry M Barnhill, 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
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 1/2/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Larry is buried at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Eastpoint, Baltimore County,MD. SS PH
  • Operation Embrace/Looking for Relatives

    Posted on 12/10/06 - by Joe Willey 11thacrkia@gmail.com
    Larry was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) at the time of his death. 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia are attempting to locate relatives of all of our Troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Please contact us at: 11thacrkia@gmail.com or through our website: http://www.11thcavnam.com

    POST-TO-POST HORSE-TO-HORSE AND ONTO FIDDLERS GREEN ALLONS AND AMEN.
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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.

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