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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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN ANDREW BARNES III
POSTED ON 11.7.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Not forgotten

John, Although we never met,
I just want you to know you are
not forgotten. You gave the ultimate
sacrifice, your life for what you believed
in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you
for protecting the freedoms we enjoy
today.
A true American Hero.
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POSTED ON 9.3.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Avery

Who Shall We Send

"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

Isaiah 6:8

Repos Dans La Paix
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POSTED ON 1.10.2002
POSTED BY: Doug Sterner

In Honor of a TRUE American Hero

In an act of heroism above and beyond the call of duty, this American gave his life so that others might live. We honor his memory and sacrafice by preserving the torch of liberty that has been passed to us.
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POSTED ON 10.12.2001
POSTED BY: Don Martindale

MY FRIEND AND COMRADE


John Barnes was my machine gunner in the third platoon. John had volunteered to join a line company if he could be a machine gunner. John had already served his tour, with an engineer company. John could have been home, but for whatever reason he didn't go home when he could have. John gave his life so others could live. I always remember John on any occasion that calls for remembering those brave Veterans. John you were the bravest man that I personally knew, I will never forget you.

VFW Post 1794 has a small tribute to John, located in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

Airborne, All the Way.

Don Martindale
CoC 1st Bn 503rd Inf 173rd Abn. 1967

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POSTED ON 10.12.2001
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS BRAVE YOUNG AIRBORNE SOLDIER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORECONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


The following is a newspaper account
of the preceeding battle in which


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS


JOHN ANDREW BARNES III


who served as a


GRENADIER


with


COMPANY ' C '

1st BATTALION

503rd INFANTRY

173rd AIRBORNE BRIGADE


became a posthumous recipient of the


CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


and now rests in honored glory at


BROOKDALE CEMETERY


DEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS


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VIETNAM FIGHTING GROWS IN HIGHLANDS

WITH TWO NEW BATTLES


SAIGON, South Vietnam, November 11, 1967-

Fighting in the Central Highlands exploded with new fury today
as American paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade and
foot soldiers of the United States 4th Infanry Division fought
two battles near the Cambodian border southwest of Dak To.

The paratroopers, with two companies totalling about 300 men,
lost more than half their number in killed and wounded in
fighting that broke out at 8:30am and ended at 4:30pm.

A spokesman for the United States command said 20 soldiers
of the airborne unit had been killed and 132 wounded. He said
the North Vietnamese lost 103 killed.

The other action, involving three companies of 4th Infantry
Division troops, or about 450 men, broke out at 2:00 in the
afternoon and ended at nightfall. The spokesman described the
action as a "very hot contact."

The spokesman said preliminary reports indicated that six
Americans had been killed and 30 wounded in this action.
Enemy casualties were not known.

The spokesman said casualty totals since fighting first began
in the area November 3rd, stood at 527 North Vietnamese
killed, 76 Americans killed and 368 United States soldiers
wounded. About half of the wounded did not require hospital
treatment and were returned to duty.

The paratroopers found the enemy today while patrolling 12
miles southwest of Dak To. The North Vietnamese were dug in
atop high land three or four miles from the Cambodian border.
The fighting raged as the Americans assaulted the enemy positions.

The paratroopers overran the enemy positions at 3:30pm, the
spokesman said. A half hour later, the North Vietnamese withdrew.

The second action broke out when troops of both sides "bumped
into each other" the spokesman said, in an area five miles
southwest of Dak To.

B-52's saturated an area near Dak To with high explosives,
supporting air strikes and armed helicopters, which were back on
the job after stormy weather yesterday.

Intelligence estimates place enemy strength in the Dak To area at
about two regiments of perhaps 5,000 men.

Two North Vietnamese divisions, the First and the Sixth, of perhaps
20,000 men, were known to be in Cambodia along the border in
the Dak To region. The North Vietnamese objective is believed to
be to down large numbers of Americans and to score heavy
casualties on them.

This outbreak of fighting is the first sizeable contact since last July,
when North Vietnamese units attacked several United States Special
Forces camps. South Vietnamese battalions fought North Vietnamese
regulars there in July and early August.



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IN COMMEMORATION OF ALL

SKY SOLDIERS

WHOSE VALOR AND SACRIFICE

IN DEFENSE OF SOUTH VIETNAM

MUST NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

" ALL GAVE SOME --- SOME GAVE ALL "


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YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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The award of the


CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


was presented to his family

on 4 November 1969

at

THE WHITE HOUSE

by the

Vice President of the United States of America

Spiro T. Agnew




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