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is honored on Panel 37E, Line 14 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear CPL Barry Lee Wolk, sir,

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

    With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

    Curt Carter

  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 2/3/09 - by Bob Ross
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    Mary Frye – 1932

  • One name at a time

    Posted on 11/10/07 - by John R. Lazarczyk
    In commemoration of the 25th anniversity of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., all of the 58,256 names on The Wall were read over a four day period. At approximately 9:20 pm on November 8, 2007 I had the honor of calling the name of Barry Lee Wolk. It was a privilege to help keep his memory alive.




    served with the

    149th Military Intelligence Battalion Provisional

    525th Military Intelligence Group

    Other Personnel in Incident:

    Dierling, Edward A. - USA - (escaped)
    Gostas, Theodore W. - USA - (released)
    Hayhurst, Robert A. - USA - (escaped)
    King, Everett M - USA - (escaped)
    Meyer, Lewis - CIV - (released)
    Rander, Donald J. - USA - (released)
    Stark, Lawrence J. - CIV - (attached to USN)(released)

    Compiled by Everett King and
    provided to the POWNETWORK.ORG

    I remember Gostas, Rander, Hayhurst, Dierling and Wolk joined us ( Stark, Meyer, Ray and Myself ) in our building.

    Sergeant Ronald Edwin Ray was hit by small arms fire on 30 Jan and died immediately.

    Corporal Barry Lee Wolk was hit by small arms fire on 31 January.

    Barry died during the final attack on our position on 3 February.

    At the time of capture we were moved to Manhard's villa west on Ly Thuong Keit (street).

    I was left behind with an NVA medic because I was not able to walk on a broken ankle and had multiple wounds in both legs.

    I never saw any of the other men after that.

    I escaped when the NVA became careless and left me alone late at night long enough to " disappear " into a pile of rubble.

    The NVA returned and did not locate me in the dark and came under fire when they turned on a flashlight.

    The NVA withdrew from the area almost immediately after their search, leaving me behind.

    I made contact with a Marine Corps patrol the next day.

    After release from an Army hospital, I finished my time in the Army as an instructor at the US Army Intelligence
    School at Ft. Holabird, Maryland.

    I was born in Kansas while my father was in the Army during WWII.

    I grew up in the town of Pleasanton, California.

    I attended college for three years then enlisted in the Army.

    Basic training was at Ft. Benning, GA;
    AIT at Ft. Ord, CA;
    US Army Intelligence School, Ft. Holabird, MD;
    DLI for German, Presidio, Monterey, CA;
    assigned to 525th MI Group RVN.
    Served in Saigon, Da Nang and Hue.

  • Casualty Date

    Posted on 1/28/02 - by John Hoos
    2/3/68 was a sad day for me Barry. I lost best friend in Vietnamese language school, El Paso, TX. I hope one of your family members reads this and gets in touch with me at Rest in peace "good buddy."

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