BARRY R DELPHIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 16E, LINE 120 OF THE WALL

BARRY RONAL DELPHIN

WALL NAME

BARRY R DELPHIN

PANEL / LINE

16E/120

DATE OF BIRTH

04/21/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/20/1967

HOME OF RECORD

CLEARWATER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pinellas County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BARRY RONAL DELPHIN
POSTED ON 4.12.2022
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us.
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POSTED ON 4.12.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

As your 81st birthday approaches, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 4.21.2020
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service.

We can never truly repay the debt we owe our fallen heroes. Rest in peace CAPT. Delphin, I salute your brave soul Sir.
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POSTED ON 3.20.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award

Captain Delphin was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his exemplary courage under fire while serving with the 614th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 35th Tactical Air Wing, 7th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 5.2.2018

Final Mission of CPT Barry R. Delphin

On March 19, 1967, a 1000-strong Viet Cong battalion surrounded 160 U.S. soldiers manning Fire Support Base 14 at Bau Bang off Highway 13 just north of Lai Khe in Binh Duong Province, RVN. The troops initially held the enemy at bay with a ring of tanks and armored vehicles around the base, but at 2:00 AM the following morning a pair of F-100D Super Sabres from Bien Hoa alert pad were scrambled to support the besieged soldiers. While the base commander illuminated the VC positions with searchlights on his tanks, a Forward Air Controller (FAC) Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog directed napalm and CBU cluster bombs from the two Super Sabres and 15 others that arrived on scene a little while later. Caught in the open, the VC Battalion was forced to retreat after suffering 227 casualties. Allied losses amounted to four U.S. soldiers killed: SP5 Gordon L. Cables, SP4 Greg F. Goodman, PFC Thomas E. Haggard, and SP4 Steve Lopez from 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry, 9th Infantry Division; and 614th Tactical Fighter Squadron pilot, CPT Barry R. Delphin, killed after being brought down in his Super Sabre (#55-2912) by automatic weapons fire on his first ordinance pass. The FAC and the flare ship supporting the mission observed a fireball just short of the target which was confirmed by the FAC to be Delphin’s Super Sabre. His remains were recovered. (To learn more regarding this loss, see the January 3, 2000, post by Darrel B. Couch on CPT Delphin’s profile on vvmf.org) [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, “227 VC Killed in Charge.” Pacific Stars & Stripes, March 22, 1967, and the book “F-100 Super Sabre Units of the Vietnam War” by Peter E. Davies and David Menard]
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