JOHN A BARNES III
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HONORED ON PANEL 29E, LINE 84 OF THE WALL

JOHN ANDREW BARNES III

WALL NAME

JOHN A BARNES III

PANEL / LINE

29E/84

DATE OF BIRTH

04/16/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/12/1967

HOME OF RECORD

DEDHAM

COUNTY OF RECORD

Norfolk County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR JOHN ANDREW BARNES III
POSTED ON 11.9.2017
POSTED BY: Billy

Another Medal of Honor Recipient for 173rd Airborne Brigade...God Bless You Trooper

John Andrew Barnes III
ON THE WALL: Panel 29E Line 84
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PERSONAL DATA:
Home of Record: Dedham, MA
Date of birth: 04/16/1945
MILITARY DATA:
Service Branch: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E3
Rank: Private First Class
Promotion Note: None
ID No: 21336509
MOS or Specialty: 12B2P: Combat Engineer (Airborne Qual)
Length Service: 03
Unit: C CO, 1ST BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173RD ABN BDE, USARV
CASUALTY DATA:
Start Tour: 05/31/1966
Incident Date: 11/12/1967
Casualty Date: 11/12/1967
Age at Loss: 22
Location: Kontum Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died while missing
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds
Status Date: Not Applicable; was not MIA
Status Change: Not Applicable; was not MIA
Repatriated: Not Applicable; was not MIA
Identified: 11/15/1967
URL: www.VirtualWall.org/db/BarnesJA02a.htm
Data accessed: 11/9/2017
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POSTED ON 11.9.2017
POSTED BY: K

Airborne Medal of Honor Recipient...A true hero...who died protecting his comrades


For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Pfc. Barnes distinguished himself by exceptional heroism while engaged in combat against hostile forces. Pfc. Barnes was serving as a grenadier when his unit was attacked by a North Vietnamese force, estimated to be a battalion. Upon seeing the crew of a machine gun team killed, Pfc. Barnes, without hesitation, dashed through the bullet swept area, manned the machine gun, and killed 9 enemy soldiers as they assaulted his position. While pausing just long enough to retrieve more ammunition, Pfc. Barnes observed an enemy grenade thrown into the midst of some severely wounded personnel close to his position. Realizing that the grenade could further injure or kill the majority of the wounded personnel, he sacrificed his life by throwing himself directly onto the hand grenade as it exploded. Through is indomitable courage, complete disregard for his own safety, and profound concern for his fellow soldiers, he averted a probable loss of life and injury to the wounded members of his unit. Pfc. Barnes' extraordinary heroism, and intrepidity At the cost of his life, above and beyond the call of duty, are in the highest Traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.
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POSTED ON 11.20.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR PFC BARNES,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN AIRBORNE QUALIFIED COMBAT ENGINEER. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOU. THANKSGIVING DAY IS APPROACHING, AND WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE....
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POSTED ON 3.22.2016
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, MN

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 John.
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POSTED ON 5.24.2014
POSTED BY: Deb Porazzo Greenleaf

May you rest in the peace of Christ

I never met you, but I too am from Dedham. Your selfless and courageous acts are appreciated beyond any words that I may write. Thank You, John!
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