Walter Louis Barber
Walter Louis Barber was born in Mansfield, Ohio September 20, 1949. He joined the UlS Army in 1967. Walter served in Viet Nam from June 1968 until June 1969. He was a combat medic with the 199th Light Brigade. He received the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal for Valor. Walter left Viet Nam escorting the body of his first cousin, Floyd E. Barber who was killed in action May 28, 1969. Walter married his high school sweetheart on July 3, 1969. They moved to Fort Polk, Louisiana to finish his military service. He returned to Mansfield in 1970 and worked in two factories there until their closings. Walter had one one son and two grandchildren. He loved woodworking and made many things for his grandchildren. Walter was a life member of the Amvets and Veterans of Foreign Wars where he was a member of the Joint Veterans Council Burial Squad that honored veterans who had passed away. It was the Squad's honor to do the same for him when he died November 17, 2010 from Agent Orange. Walter was a wonderful husband and father who will always be loved and missed. His wife, Vickie L. Barber.
For his family
He was a man who could fix anything, and who loved woodworking, having made cradles and rocking horses for his grandchildren.
"Sonny" was a Vietnam Veteran and served for several years on the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.
A proud father who was always honest, opinionated, and carefree.