LEON R BARICKMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 54 OF THE WALL

LEON ROSS BARICKMAN

WALL NAME

LEON R BARICKMAN

PANEL / LINE

20W/54

DATE OF BIRTH

05/02/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/27/1969

HOME OF RECORD

LEWISVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Watonwan County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LEON ROSS BARICKMAN
POSTED ON 8.4.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
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POSTED ON 7.30.2021
POSTED BY: Nichole Shell

Truman Students honor you for your service.

Truman students honor you today as we visit the Vietnam Memorial on our Washington DC trip. Thank you for your service.
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POSTED ON 12.26.2017

Final Mission of LCPL Leon R. Barickman

At 1530 hours [3:30 PM] on July 27, 1969, a U.S. Marine Corps CH-46A helicopter (#154018), YT-10, from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (HMM 364), was on an emergency medevac mission 17 miles southwest of Da Nang, Quang Nam Province, RVN, when it was hit by hostile small arms and automatic weapons fire as it departed a pick-up zone. Disabled by the fire, YT-10 was observed by another Marine helicopter crew to attempt a landing on a plateau on top of a hill. Radio transmissions from the pilot of YT-10 indicated that he was loaded with medevacs and was suffering a hydraulic failure and flight control problems. The second crew observed YT-10 approach the hillside and abruptly drop below the rim and fly directly into the hillside. The aircraft rolled to bottom of a ravine and burst into flames. The other helicopter attempted to lower a crewman on a hoist to pick up survivors, however, burning jet fuel and ammo cooking off forced the rescue aircraft away. YT-10 completely burned in a matter of minutes. No survivors were recovered and eleven lives were lost in the incident. The lost crew of YT-10 included pilot 1LT Robert W. Armenio, co-pilot 1LT Daunt B. Sanders, crew chief CPL John T. McDaniel, gunners CPL John H. Harris Jr., GSGT Raymond Gibel, and LCPL Michael F. Gramlick, and corpsman HM1 Charles H. Hackworth. The five lost passengers were LCPL Leon R. Barickman, PFC Ronald J. Scharf, PFC Paul M. Du Charm, CPL Ralph D. Storm, and a wounded NVA soldier being transported for interrogation. CPL Storm's body was being evacuated after he was shot and killed while making a rescue attempt when the point man of his patrol was gunned down and killed. Storm received a Silver Star for his actions. LCPL Barickman was suffering from a severe leg infection and was taking the medevac back to the rear for treatment. He and PFC Du Charm were tasked with escorting the NVA prisoner on the flight. [Taken from popasmoke.com and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 11.14.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LANCE CORPORAL BARICKMAN,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GRUNT. SEMPER FI. 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 6.18.2015
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

MEDEVAC MISSION

The HMM-364 Command Chronology states:

"On 27 July 1969 at 1530 hours, 17 miles SW of Da Nang, Quang Nam Province, RVN the crew of YK-10 (bureau number 154018) of HMM-364 was flying on an emergency medevac mission. Upon departure from the pick-up zone the aircraft received intense small arms fire and automatic fire. Aircraft impacted uncontrollably, exploded and burned. Aircraft was consumed by fire. All crew and passengers were killed. Eleven lives were lost.

Eye witnesses to the crash indicated it probably was due to both hydraulic boost systems being shot out which rendered the aircraft uncontrollable. The known American dead were:

• 1stLt Robert William Armenio, pilot
• 1stLt Daunt Brunell Sanders, copilot
• GySgt Raymond Gibel, gunner
• HM1 Charles Lehman Hackworth, Corpsman, MAG-16
• Cpl John Henry Harris Jr., gunner
• Cpl John Thomas McDaniel, crew chief
• LCpl Michael F Gramlick, gunner
• LCpl Leon Ross Barickman, passenger Lima 3/5 Marines
• PFC Ronald James Scharf, passenger, F Bty, 2/11 Marines

While the Command Chronology states that "eleven lives were lost" the casualty database shows only nine Americans lost in the incident. The HMM-364 site indicates that one prisoner was aboar. On another site Robert Garcia states that he "was bumped off the helicopter because our wounded and the POW's took priority". It therefore seems certain that both the tenth and eleventh casualties were prisoners.
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