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BARRY FRANK ANDERSEN


is honored on Panel 3E, Line 106 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of PFC Barry F. Andersen

    Posted on 1/17/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On November 22, 1965, a platoon of LVTP-5 amphibious tractors from B Company, 1st Amtrac Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, was operating in the coastal waters off Quang Nam Province, RVN. The platoon split into two sections and headed in different directions, each with predetermined drop-off points where they were to sweep local villages for enemy presence. The conditions in the water were very windy, and the vehicles battled a strong current as they traversed the mouth of the Ca De River. One of the tractors, B-3-1, lost power when its engine was swamped by water. Unable to restart the motor, another track maneuvered over and hooked a tow cable to assist the crippled 40-ton tractor. The line then broke, and B-3-1 sank. Nine Marines were drowned in the incident. The lost Marines included PFC Barry F. Andersen, PFC Michael A. Beringer, LCPL Richard R. Bigley, PFC John D. Campbell, PFC Darell G. Freeman, CPL Billy W. Hedge, CPL Vilis Lisments, SSGT Moses C. Tabor, and LCPL Richard G. Wick. Navy divers recovered the remains of Andersen, Bigley, Freeman, Hedge, Lisment, and Wick on December 16, 1965. Tabor’s remains were recovered December 21st. B-3-1 was pulled from the water several weeks later. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Charles Caldwell (January 2018)]
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 9/2/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR PFC ANDERSEN,
    ON THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND, IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THOSE OF YOU WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO CELEBRATION. THANKS FOR BEING AN ASSAULT AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE CREWMAN, REST IN PEACE. SEMPER FI.
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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 11/22/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/31/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Barry Frank Andersen, 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 10/28/12 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com

    Barry is buried at Cadillac Memorial Gardens (East), Mt Clemens,MI.

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