JEDH C BARKER
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HONORED ON PANEL 26E, LINE 99 OF THE WALL

JEDH COLBY BARKER

WALL NAME

JEDH C BARKER

PANEL / LINE

26E/99

DATE OF BIRTH

06/20/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/21/1967

HOME OF RECORD

PARK RIDGE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bergen County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JEDH COLBY BARKER
POSTED ON 8.21.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring a Medal of Honor recipient

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Medal of Honor citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow soldiers. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 6.16.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

"Greater love hath no man, than that man lay down his life for a friend."

Semper Fi, Marine...you did good
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POSTED ON 6.18.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

As your birthday approaches, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

I read about you heroic actions in "Con Thien, the Hill of Angels."

Great love hath no man...

Semper Fi, Marine.
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POSTED ON 6.20.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lance Corporal Jedh Colby Barker, Served with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 9.21.2017
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri

Medal of Honor

Jedh Colby Barker
Date of birth: June 20, 1945
Date of death: September 21, 1967
Burial location: Paramus, New Jersey
Place of Birth: New Hampshire, Franklin
Home of record: Park Ridge New Jersey
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Medal of Honor

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Jedh Colby Barker (MCSN: 2207369), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 21 September 1967, while serving as a machine gunner with Company F, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in action near Con Thien, Republic of Vietnam. During a reconnaissance operation Lance Corporal Barker's squad was suddenly hit by enemy sniper fire. The squad immediately deployed to a combat formation and advanced to a strongly fortified enemy position, when it was again struck by small arms and automatic weapons fire, sustaining numerous casualties. Although wounded by the initial burst of fire, Lance Corporal Barker boldly remained in the open, delivering a devastating volume of accurate fire on the numerically superior force. The enemy was intent upon annihilating the small Marine force and, realizing that Lance Corporal Barker was a threat to their position, directed the preponderance of their fire on his position. He was again wounded, this time in the right hand, which prevented him from operating his vitally needed machinegun. Suddenly and without warning, an enemy grenade landed in the midst of the few surviving Marines. Unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his personal safety, Lance Corporal Barker threw himself upon the deadly grenade, absorbing with his body the full and tremendous force of the explosion. In a final act of bravery, he crawled to the side of a wounded comrade and administered first aid before succumbing to his grievous wounds. His bold initiative, intrepid fighting spirit and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of almost certain death undoubtedly saved his comrades from further injury or possible death and reflected great credit upon himself, the Marine Corps, and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Action Date: 21-Sep-67

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lance Corporal

Company: Company F

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 4th Marines

Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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