FERDINAND O BARGER JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 45W, LINE 35 OF THE WALL

FERDINAND ORA BARGER JR

WALL NAME

FERDINAND O BARGER JR

PANEL / LINE

45W/35

DATE OF BIRTH

05/01/1930

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/04/1968

HOME OF RECORD

BAKERSFIELD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Kern County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

LTC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FERDINAND ORA BARGER JR
POSTED ON 5.13.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from one of your children is especially poignant. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us.
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POSTED ON 11.14.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LT. COLONEL BARGER,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS OFFICER. WATCH OVER OUR NATION. VETERANS' DAY JUST PASSED - SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER AND HONOR ALL OF YOU. THANKSGIVING IS APPROACHING. WE GIVE THANKS FOR YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS GUIDE YOU. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 9.4.2016
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation (Korean War)

Silver Star


Awarded for actions during the Korean War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Ferdinand Ora Barger, Jr. (ASN: 0-70262/2028661), United States Army, for gallantry in action as a member of the 7th Infantry Division, in action near Sang-Gasan, Korea, on 8 October 1952.

General Orders: Headquarters, 7th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 78 (February 24, 1953)

Action Date: October 8, 1952

Service: Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Division: 7th Infantry Division
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POSTED ON 9.4.2016
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri

Legion of Merit Citation

Legion of Merit

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, 20 July 1942, takes pride in presenting the Legion of Merit (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) Ferdinand Ora Barger, Jr. (ASN: 0-70262/2028661), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States during the period 10 July 1968 to 4 September 1968, while serving as Psychological Warfare Advisor, Advisory Team 1, United States Army Advisory Group, I Corps Tactical Zone, Republic of Vietnam. During that period, while serving as Psychological Warfare Advisor to Quang Ngai Province, Republic of Vietnam, Colonel Barger demonstrated courage, initiative, and ability far beyond that normally required by the position. By exhibiting professional competence and intense devotion to duty during the long and arduous hours he worked, he set an example that inspired his associates to strive for maximum achievement. He immediately established his effectiveness upon arrival in the province, visiting all districts of the province to spur local leaders to greater, more meaningful activity. Colonel Barger supervised the printing of newspapers, distribution of films, dissemination of leaflets, and production of radio programs, which brought the message of freedom to the Vietnamese citizens of the province. As a deep believer in teamwork and cooperation, he met great success in persuading military personnel and civilians, Americans and Vietnamese, to work harmoniously and effectively. He firmly believed he could not carry out his responsibilities from behind a desk in Quang Nam City; he traveled widely and frequently to remote areas of the province, seeking out the problems and solving them. Lieutenant Colonel Barger's professional competence and outstanding achievements were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.

Action Date: July 10 - September 4, 1968

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
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POSTED ON 9.4.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LTC Ferdinand Ora Barger Jr, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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