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DONALD RICHARD BARRETT


is honored on Panel 19W, Line 58 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Indiana Hero

    Posted on 9/27/17 - by Tom Clark and Brenna McCormack, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana ushistoryman@yahoo.com

    Picture posted by Tom Clark, Teacher and Students, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana.
    Please watch our video about what we have been doing in the classroom for the past 32 years.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohw6D-bcfPU
    Picture from the Plain Dealer Library
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  • Thanks for your service soldier

    Posted on 7/21/17 - by Kd
    You gave All
    Thanks
    RIP
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  • You Will Never Be Forgotten

    Posted on 12/30/16 - by Kay A. (Camden) Nichols indyphotog30@gmail.com
    Don, over 47 years ago, you did a lot of work for my Grandmother who lived on Belleview across from your house. I am sure you never noticed the young lady, me, who followed you around and mooned over you. I was just a pest probably. I still can see you, shirtless, frayed jean shorts, low tennis shoes, up on a ladder, painting trim on my Grandmother's house. For many years that image was burned into my brain. When you were killed I had not long before had to help my best friend's sister through the death of her fiancé over there, so when news came of your death, I couldn't bring myself to go to your funeral, I was so devastated. I was so much in love with you. It was that unrequited first love. For most of my life, a photo or story about Nam was enough to send me in to tears. In 1988, I got to go to the wall in D.C. and I can't remember ever crying harder. After that the picture in my memory of you on that ladder, your face began to fade. I was so happy a number of years ago to find your pictures on here. There was that sweet face again. I met a nephew of yours in the mid 90's and always hoped to find your family and see more pictures. You will always be in my head, and my heart. Rest peacefully dear Don, with love, Kay
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 11/30/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR PFC BARRETT,
    THANK YOU FOR BEING MILITARY POLICE. 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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  • Final Mission of PFC Donald R. Barrett

    Posted on 1/6/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    SGT Vincent J. Musco, SP4 Bobby Riddle, and PFC Donald R. Barrett were military policemen assigned to 1st Platoon, 23rd M.P. Company, Americal Division. On August 18, 1969, they were escorts in a jeep as part of a military convoy with SP4 Riddle the driver, SGT Musco the gunner, and SP4 Riddle a passenger in the jeep. As the convoy moved along highway QL-1 about 4 miles northwest of Duc Pho, a land mine was detonated near the jeep. SGT Musco and PFC Barrett were killed in the blast. SP4 Riddle was medically evacuated to a military hospital where he later expired. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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