ROBERT L BARKER JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 48E, LINE 23 OF THE WALL

ROBERT LEE BARKER JR

WALL NAME

ROBERT L BARKER JR

PANEL / LINE

48E/23

DATE OF BIRTH

05/06/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/06/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ESPARTO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Yolo County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT LEE BARKER JR
POSTED ON 6.26.2021

Final Mission of PFC Robert L. Barker Jr.

During the spring of 1968, the 19th Engineer Battalion was on a mission to upgrade the section of National Highway QL-1 between Bong Son and Duc Pho, RVN. This work was conducted despite harassment by North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong forces active in the area which frequently mined the road and ambushed engineers. The highway required daily sweeping beginning at daybreak before it could be opened for traffic or road construction. On April 6, 1968, a mine sweep team from C Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, was ambushed on QL-1 seven miles north of Tam Quan in Quang Ngai Province. The 9:15 AM attack began when a command-detonated Claymore mine was discharged on the east side of the highway while an engineer was checking the road shoulder. The blast triggered a fusillade as an estimated fourteen Viet Cong, seven on each side of the roadway, opened fire with small arms, machine gun, and M79 fire. Two armored personnel carriers and ten combat engineers providing security on the sweep returned fire. Gunships were scrambled to the scene to provide support. Three engineers were killed during the attack. They included PFC Robert L. Barker Jr., PFC Michael P. McLaughlin, and SP4 Larry M. Wolpert. Two others were wounded. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “19th Engineer Battalion United States Army” at 19engrvn.org]
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POSTED ON 5.13.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. It saddens me so few have posted remembrances for you....surely you deserve better. Rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 6.18.2020
POSTED BY: Wm Ross

May God keep you in his loving arms.

PFC. Barker thank you for your service and your sacrifice!
May America never forget your sacrifice and the sacrifice of so many others.
RIP
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POSTED ON 8.29.2017
POSTED BY: Kd

Thank you for your service and sacrifice soldier

We still remember you Private Barker..
And the Almighty Is remembering You
You gave everything you had
God Bless You
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POSTED ON 11.15.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR PFC BARKER,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A PIONEER. 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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