RALPH H BARLETT JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 29E, LINE 69 OF THE WALL

RALPH HARRY BARLETT JR

WALL NAME

RALPH H BARLETT JR

PANEL / LINE

29E/69

DATE OF BIRTH

03/09/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/11/1967

HOME OF RECORD

MT CARMEL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wabash County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RALPH HARRY BARLETT JR
POSTED ON 6.21.2021
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.

As long as you are remembered you will always be with us....
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POSTED ON 11.16.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR PFC BARLETT,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN INDIRECT FIRE INFANTRYMAN. 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 11.16.2015

Final Mission of PFC Ralph H. Barlett Jr.

The following is the narrative from PFC Barlett’s Bronze Star citation: For heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. PFC Barlett distinguished himself while serving as a mortarman with Company E, 3d Battalion, 8th Infantry. On November 11, 1967, Company E was engaged by two enemy machine guns located just outside its perimeter. PFC Barlett and the mortar section immediately began engaging the enemy positions, knocking out one of the machine guns. He went outside the perimeter under fire, dismantled the enemy's weapon and brought it back into the company area. The mortar section and PFC Barlett then assembled the weapon inside a crater, and began engaging the other machine gun position. Shortly after this was accomplished, he was mortally wounded by a hostile round which landed inside the crater. PFC Barlett's courage and self-sacrificing devotion to duty and mission are in keeping with the highest tradition of military service, and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army. [Taken from togetherweserved.com]
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POSTED ON 3.18.2014
POSTED BY: Mike Casey

Thank You

Ralph,
I was watching a documentary about the Battle of Dak To at Hill 724 which showed you onfilm and mentioned how you were killed in action. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.
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POSTED ON 10.30.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Ralph Harry Barlett Jr, 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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