WILLIAM J BARRAGY
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HONORED ON PANEL 7E, LINE 22 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM JOSEPH BARRAGY

WALL NAME

WILLIAM J BARRAGY

PANEL / LINE

7E/22

DATE OF BIRTH

10/13/1923

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/04/1966

HOME OF RECORD

WATERLOO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Black Hawk County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

MAJ

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM JOSEPH BARRAGY
POSTED ON 5.5.2018
POSTED BY: David Botticelli

Remembering Major Barragy

Thank you for going to Vietnam and giving comfort to our troops, Major! Your nation is grateful for your service.
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POSTED ON 10.13.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Major William Joseph Barragy, Served with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 11.29.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR MAJOR - FATHER BARRAGY,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A CHAPLAIN. IN THIS PLACE OF PAIN AND LOSS, YOUR COMFORT WAS SO NEEDED. YOU WENT WHERE THE HOLY SPIRIT LED YOU, FOR THAT I THANK YOU. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. ADVENT IS HERE, AND CHRISTMAS IS APPROACHING. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU. THE NEW YEAR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 11.22.2015
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of MAJ William J. Barragy

Final Mission of MAJ William J. Barragy
On May 4, 1966, a U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A (tail number 64-13138) from the 147th Assault Support Helicopter Company ("Hill Climbers") crashed during a combat mission 13 nautical miles northwest of Nhon Co while deploying to a forward base. The passengers were from 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry of the 101st Infantry Division. One of the passengers was the 1st Brigade’s Roman Catholic chaplain, Major William J. Barragy. Eyewitnesses agreed for the most part that there were flames coming from the rear of the aircraft and it seemed to have no forward airspeed and was spinning and falling straight down. The technical report suggested that the combining transmission failure, excessive heat, and fire causing the #2 drive shaft to separate. The resulting fire may have been ingested into the remaining engine causing a loss of power, SAS (Stability Augmentation System), and aircraft electrical systems. There is evidence that the pilot attempted to flare the helicopter prior to impact to no avail, the aircraft crashing on its left side and was consumed by fire. There were no survivors. The crew included aircraft commander CW3 George A. Clark, pilot CW3 John A. Eddy, flight engineer SP6 Edgar S. Doliber, crew chief SP5 Aaron B. Aumiller, and gunner SP4 Fairley W. Mills. The passengers were MAJ William J. Barragy, PFC Roger L. Berg, SSGT John A. Brown, PFC Robert L. Clark, PFC Roger C. Collette, SP4 John F. Concannon, MSGT J. D. Harrell, SSGT Gene Hawthorne, PFC Malakia Jackson Jr., PFC Michael Simpson, PFC Joseph J. Swayze, PFC Robert E. Thompson, SP4 Earnest A. Tucker Jr., FSGT Harden B. Walker, and SP4 Howard D. Weiss. [Taken from vhpa.org and armyaircrews.com]
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POSTED ON 7.19.2015
POSTED BY: Debby Penne

Family of Father Bill Barragy

I have been reading over the letters/comments that so many have written about my cousin Father Bill. Thank you all so much for never forgetting. It brings much comfort knowing others realized what we knew.
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