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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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JEFFREY MICHAEL BARRON
POSTED ON 12.16.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Jeffrey Michael Barron, 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 2.24.2011
POSTED BY: A Marine

Silver Star Citation (Full)

Silver Star

Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War

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 Company 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.

Action Date: 25-Feb-69

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company G

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 12th Marines

Division: 3d Marine Division, FMF
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POSTED ON 11.18.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Jeffrey is buried at Home of Peace Memorial Park,Los Angeles,CA. SS PH
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POSTED ON 5.19.2010

Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway

A portion of Sepulveda Boulevard/State Highway Route 1 in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport has been dedicated to the residents of Los Angeles County who served in Vietnam. This section of highway is now designated the Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Adopted by the California State Legislature in 2000, the highway honors the more than 350,000 California veterans who served in the Vietnam War, including the 5,822 killed or missing in action. Los Angeles County has the largest number of Vietnam veterans in California and 1,857 of its residents were killed or missing in action during that war. This memorial corridor provides a fitting and proper way for the residents of Los Angeles County to express their gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices these Vietnam veterans have made for their country.
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POSTED ON 1.28.2010
POSTED BY: A Marine

Silver Star Citation

*BARRON, JEFFREY M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Jeffrey M. Barron (2296415), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 3d Battalion, 12th Marines, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 25, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Barron upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: La Puente, California
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