KENNETH A BARGER
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 94 OF THE WALL

KENNETH ALLEN BARGER

WALL NAME

KENNETH A BARGER

PANEL / LINE

5W/94

DATE OF BIRTH

06/28/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/11/1971

HOME OF RECORD

PETROLIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Butler County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CWO

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KENNETH ALLEN BARGER
POSTED ON 6.28.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth Allen Barger, Served with D Troop, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 2.26.2017
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of CW2 Kenneth A. Barger

Final Mission of CW2 Kenneth A. Barger
On February 11, 1971, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 67-17768) from D Troop, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry, call sign Charlie Horse 21, was shot down one mile northwest of the Rockpile in Quang Tri Province (I Corps), RVN, while attempting to rescue the crew of a downed OH-58A Kiowa scout helicopter (#69-16091). The UH-1 aircraft commander, CW2 Kenneth A. Barger, and the crew chief, PFC Raymond F. Carroll, were killed in the incident. While approaching the Kiowa, the UH-1 radioed it was OK, then seconds later was hit by .51 caliber fire. It crashed inverted and began burning, trapping Barger and Carroll. The co-pilot, 1LT Melvin B. Pobre, survived the crash and was rescued. According to Pobre, who was flying in the right seat, the aircraft had eight ARVN soldiers on board when hit. The three most seriously injured were lifted out by another Huey (UH-1) using a jungle penetrator. The Huey with the jungle penetrator was the second medivac on the scene, the first one was fired on and driven away. The other survivors walked to a clearing to get picked up. Pobre’s injuries required that he be medevacked to Tripler Army Medical Center Japan. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 11.14.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER BARGER,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN UTILITY/OBSERVATION HELICOPTER PILOT. 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 10.25.2015
POSTED BY: Thomas W Grafton,

The Society of the Fifth Division

Dear Kenneth,
You Have Not Been Forgotten!

The Society of the Fifth Division, U.S. Army, during its 95th Annual Reunion in Pittsburgh, PA (Sept 10-14, 2015) , held a Reading of the Names Ceremony to honor the 514 Soldiers from the 5th Division that were Killed in Action during the War in Vietnam. Your Name Was Read Aloud Among Those Soldiers. You Have Not Been Forgotten! Rest in Peace, Dear Brother.

Thomas Grafton
Alpha company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division
Vietnam (1968-1969)

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POSTED ON 9.23.2015

For CWO2 Kenneth Allen BARGER, USA...Petrolia's bravest hero, who gave his all for our country!!!!!!

He loved us so.
Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
He loved us so.
Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
He was our defender, and he kept us free!
He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
He loved us so, and we should know.
For we loved him so.
Mr. Barger (warrant officers are addressed as "Mister", as in "Mister Barger"). you were the very essence of DUTY!...HONOR!...and COUNTRY! You had been there and done that in Vietnam! You were one brave man who did brave deeds for our America! You flew like the EAGLE and you fought for the right without question or pause! Your name and fame are the BIRTHRIGHT of EVERY American citizen! In your youth and strength...your love and loyalty...you had given all to defend liberty everywhere! Petrolia is very proud of you, Sir! You sacrificed your life so that freedom and justice may live! You had lived yup to the code of conduct and chivalry of those who guard this beloved land!...an ideal SO NOBLE that it arouses in all of us a sense of pride, and yet, of humility! I strongly and honestly believe that Avonmore's own Jill Corey, whom I greatly and immensely admire as one of my three top favorite songbirds of all time, the other two being Walton-on-Thames's own Julie Andrews, England's musical queen, and London's own Dusty Springfield, another thrush from England, would be very proud of your service to America, and the sacrifices you made to keep us and our country free! Well done, Sir! Be thou at peace. ARMY STRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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