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 10.12.2001
POSTED BY: Carson Fleming

My brother, John

POSTED ON 5.31.1999
POSTED BY: Fulton

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army. Company C, 1st Battalion. 503d Infantry 173d Airborne Brigade



Place and date: Dak To, Republic of Vietnam, 12 November 1967



Entered service at: Boston, Massachusetts



Born: 16 April 1945, Boston, Massachusetts



Citation:



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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Last name: BARNES

First name: JOHN ANDREW III

Home of Record (official): DEDHAM

State (official): MA

Date of Birth: Monday, April 16, 1945

Sex: Male

Race: Caucasian

Marital Status: Single



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Branch: Army

Rank: PFC

Serial Number: 21336509

Component: Regular

Pay grade: E3

MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 12B2P



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Start of Tour: Tuesday, May 31, 1966

Date of Casualty: Sunday, November 12, 1967

Age at time of loss: 22

Casualty type: (A3) Hostile, died while missing

Reason: Multiple fragmentation wounds (Ground casualty)

Country: South VietNam

Province: Kontum

The Wall: Panel 29E - Row 084

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