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CHARLES ARTHUR BARRETT II


is honored on Panel 23E, Line 108 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 11/30/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR LIEUTENANT BARRETT,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN INFANTRY UNIT COMMANDER. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. ADVENT IS HERE, AND CHRISTMAS IS APPROACHING. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU. THE NEW YEAR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/1/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    First Lieutenant Charles Arthur Barrett II, Served with the 3rd Platoon, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. Montani Semper Liberi !
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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 7/23/14 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    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 First Lieutenant (Infantry) Charles Arthur Barrett, II (ASN: 0-5329309), United States Army, for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. On 23 July 1967 First Lieutenant Barrett distinguished himself while serving as a Platoon Leader in Company C, 3d Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, conducting a search and destroy mission south of Duc Co. First Lieutenant Barrett's platoon was on a reconnaissance mission in an area thought to be used by the enemy. Several hundred meters from the company base camp his platoon made contact with the head of a North Vietnamese Army regimental column and a fire fight began. First Lieutenant Barrett quickly formed his men into a defensive perimeter as they began to return the enemy's fire. He established radio contact with artillery support and began calling in massive destruction on the heads of the enemy, skillfully adjusting the fire for maximum effectiveness. Displaying excellent tactical skill and superb judgment, he maneuvered his squads into positions from which they could better engaged the enemy, who were attempting to move around the flanks of his platoon. Undaunted by the intense fire of the numerically superiority of the enemy, he fought on, inspiring his men by his courage and leadership. When another platoon radioed that it was going to attempt to aid his platoon, First Lieutenant Barrett warned it of the nature of the situation, enabling the company to regroup and later defeat the enemy. He personally eliminated many enemy soldiers before he was mortally wounded. His gallant efforts were in large part responsible for the unit's success in the battle that day. First Lieutenant Barrett's conspicuous courage, outstanding leadership and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
    General Orders: Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 2663 (August 23, 1967)

    Action Date: July 23, 1967

    Service: Army

    Rank: First Lieutenant

    Company: Company C

    Battalion: 3d Battalion

    Regiment: 8th Infantry Regiment

    Division: 4th Infantry Division
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/23/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 1LT Charles Arthur BarrettII, 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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  • Remembrance

    Posted on 1/11/12 - by Stu Nicholls snicholls@hawaii.rr.com
    Charlie was tall and lanky. He had a slow southern drawl and a great sense of humor. He liked to poke fun at our D.I's in basic training and advanced infantry training by imitating them. He kept us laughing with his jokes and made a hellish experience a little more tolerable. 'Quit that mullin' around Barrett!' A.J., Saunders, Charlie and I all ended up in Vietnam. Only A.J. and I came back....
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