KENNETH L BARNETT
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 35 OF THE WALL

KENNETH LEE BARNETT

WALL NAME

KENNETH L BARNETT

PANEL / LINE

1W/35

DATE OF BIRTH

11/22/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/05/1972

HOME OF RECORD

PLANT CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hillsborough County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KENNETH LEE BARNETT
POSTED ON 11.18.2015

Final Mission of SGT Kenneth L. Barnett

On June 5, 1972, an Air America Curtiss C-46A with 29 passengers (11 U.S. military, 14 SVN military, 1 SVN civilian, and 3 Air America mechanics) plus a crew of three crashed on approach near Pleiku, Vietnam after stops at Saigon and Hue-Phu Bai. The eleven U.S. military personnel confirmed KIA included LTC Ronnie A. Mendoza, LTC Andrew F. Underwood, MAJ Calvin T. Gore, 1LT Charles L. Flott, SFC Andee Chapman Jr., SGT Kenneth L. Barnett, MAJ Nicholas Quinones-Borras, CAPT James F. Hollis, CAPT Walter S. Mullen, SSGT Thomas M. Lejeune, and SGT Michael L. Hutson. The ground commander of the recovery force noted that it took about six days to find the crash site because of poor weather. The recovery team had to rappel in and lift the bodies out on ropes. The mountainous area and turbulent winds did not allow the team to land any rotary aircraft. Note: One source mentions this aircraft was shot down, while another claims the crash was non-hostile. [Taken from macvsog.cc and planecrashinfo.com]
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POSTED ON 8.24.2015
POSTED BY: mac mckinzie

thanks Kenneth

thanks for being a friend to a
REMF whish was rare for some of you airborne SF types. I was just a radio operator and that was good enough for you.
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POSTED ON 6.9.2014
POSTED BY: Terry McDowell

A Great Time

Kenny we raised hell in Plant City without getting in trouble. I was so happy when you contacted me in Panama. It was great to see a real friend from home. I couldn't wait to get on that old train and leave Panama City to spend the weekend with you, and your wife and son.
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POSTED ON 2.23.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Kenneth Lee Barnett, 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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POSTED ON 1.11.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Kenneth is buried at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa,FL.

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