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

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LEON ROSS BARICKMAN
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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POSTED ON 5.25.2015
POSTED BY: Charlie Hurd

My Friend

You are not forgotten.
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POSTED ON 1.30.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LCPL Leon Ross Barickman, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 8.24.2013
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Peace with Honor

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in peace and honor Leon.
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POSTED ON 7.27.2012
POSTED BY: A Marine

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Marine.

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