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  • Wall Name:LYLE G ASTON
  • Date of Birth:5/15/1947
  • Date of Casualty:3/30/1969
  • Home of Record:GLEN EASTON
  • County of Record:MARSHALL COUNTY
  • State:WV
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row:28W, 88
  • Casualty Province:BINH DUONG


  • Date of Birth:8/7/1931
  • Date of Casualty:3/30/1969
  • Home of Record:GADSDEN
  • County of Record:ETOWAH COUNTY
  • State:AL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SFC
  • Panel/Row:28W, 89
  • Casualty Province:KONTUM


is honored on Panel 28W, Row 88 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • From his nephew

    Posted on 5/24/15 - by Tim Meece
    I only remember seeing Elmer once in my life. He stopped at our home in St. Louis on his way to Fort Lenord Wood. I remember him in his uniform eating breakfast with us before I went to school. I have a daughter now that is the age he was then. He was so young. Far too young.

    Tim Meece
    Frisco, Texas
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/3/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Elmer Edward Barr, 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
  • Not Forgotten

    Posted on 8/25/11 - by
    'All gave some, some gave all'
  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/2/10 - by Robert Sage
    Elmer is buried in McDowell Cem, Green Township, Indiana Co,PA. His stone says SP/4, Co A,15 Engrs,9 INF DIV. BSM/OLC PH
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/3/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle hero’s you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heros lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers

  • Posted on 1/14/99 - by Robert Sage
    Member of A/15 Engrs,9Inf Div
    Remembered by his fellow engineers.

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