JEFFREY M BARRON
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HONORED ON PANEL 31W, LINE 42 OF THE WALL

JEFFREY MICHAEL BARRON

WALL NAME

JEFFREY M BARRON

PANEL / LINE

31W/42

DATE OF BIRTH

10/11/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/25/1969

HOME OF RECORD

LA PUENTE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JEFFREY MICHAEL BARRON
POSTED ON 5.15.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The account of your actions in your Silver Star citation is inspiring. You are a true hero. Rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 10.11.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Jeffrey Michael Barron, Served with Battery G, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 2.24.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine, 3rd Bn, 12th Marines , 1969

Silver Star Medal Citation

Jeffrey M. Barron

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Corporal
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Division: 3d Marine Division, FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Jeffrey M. Barron (MCSN: 2296415), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Battery G, Third Battalion, Twelfth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. In the early morning hours of 25 February 1969, Battery G was occupying a position at Fire Support Base Neville near the Rockpile in Quang Tri Province when the base came under intense mortar and rocket fire supporting a fierce ground assault by a large North Vietnamese Army force which subsequently penetrated the friendly perimeter. Reacting instantly, Corporal Barron manned a fighting position and commenced firing at the advancing enemy. Although painfully wounded, he directed his section to advantageous firing positions and fearlessly maneuvered back to the emplacement to ensure the security of his howitzer. Undaunted by a second severe wound, Corporal Barron moved from one position to another, encouraging his men and directing their fire against the enemy. When a hand grenade impacted nearby, wounding him for the third time and rendering him immobile, he remained calm and continued to supervise the actions of his men until he succumbed to his wounds. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and unwavering devotion to duty, Corporal Barron inspired all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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POSTED ON 11.1.2017

Final Mission of CPL Jeffrey M. Barron

Fire Support Bases Neville and Russell were U.S. Marine Corps bases west of Cam Lo in Quang Tri Province, RVN, with Neville the westernmost of the two. In late February 1969, Neville was occupied by Golf Battery 3/12 with Hotel Company, 2/4 as a security force. Five miles to the east, FSB Russell had Hotel and Mortar Battery, 3/12, and elements of 2/4 as a security force, primarily Echo 2/4, but also elements of H&S Company. In the early morning hours of February 25, 1969, both bases were hit hard by NVA sappers—about 200 from the 246th NVA Regiment at Neville, and an equal number from the 27th NVA Regiment at Russell. In each case, the attacks began with heavy mortar fire and supporting artillery fire from within the DMZ, followed by a ground attack clearly intended to destroy the artillery pieces in their gun pits. In both instances, the enemy partially overran the base, and in each case the Marines drove them out again. When the sun rose, the Marines had over three dozen dead and 100+ wounded, while there were 61 enemy bodies inside the two perimeters, but the guns sustained no serious damage and were firing. The 13 Americans killed at FSB Neville were HM2 Walter P. Seel Jr. (posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal), CPL Jeffrey M. Barron (Silver Star), LCPL Thomas H. Mc Grath, (Silver Star), CPL Gerald D. Zawadzki, LCPL Steven V. Garcia, PFC Raymond L. Flint, PFC Walter L. Lamarr, PFC Samuel C. Macon, PFC David A. Mallory, PFC Royce E. Roe, PFC Carey W. Smith, PFC Willie F. Smith, and PFC Michael L. Zappia. There were 27 Marines and 3 Navy corpsmen killed at FSB Russell; 18 were infantrymen from 2/4, and 9 were artillerymen from 3/12. The three Navymen included HM3 John M. Sullivan, HM2 Kenneth Davis, and HN Donald K. Walsh. The lost Marines were PFC Robert H. Brogan, PFC Robert A. Coffey, PFC Odell Dickens, PFC Douglas B. Forsberg, PFC Juan Gaston, LCPL Kenneth R. Gilliam, PVT Michael A. Harvey, 2LT William H. Hunt, PFC Michael L. Jenkins, LCPL Norman W. Kellum, LCPL Donald R. Lewis, LCPL Larry W. Liss, LCPL James D. Logan, PFC Robert A. McCarthy, CPL Tommy N. Miller, PFC James D. Peschel, LCPL Gerald Przybylinski, PFC Randolph R. Ramsey, PFC David L. Rutgers, LCPL Bruce A Saunders, PFC Allen M. Sharp, LCPL Larry J. Sikorski, PFC Norman R. Surprenant, PFC Robert H. Trail III, PFC James E. Tucker, and PFC George W. Weldy Jr. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and virtualwall.org]
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POSTED ON 12.3.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CORPORAL BARRON,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR. SEMPER FI. 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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