Donald Joseph Barnes

Senior Chief Equipment Operator
United States Navy
12 August 1931 - 06 June 1967
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Donald J Barnes

Purple Heart, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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19 Aug 2002

Donald J Barnes

The photo and following article is taken from The Philadelphia Daily News, special supplement entitled 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' October 26, 1987. The special supplement was issued in conjunction with the dedication of the Philadelphia Viet Nam Memorial.

Barnes, 35, was in the first day of his second tour of Viet Nam when he was killed on June 6, 1967 in Khe Sanh. The Navy equipment operator had written his family that he was looking forward to getting "into the field" with his unit, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Eleven. The 15- year Navy veteran had been tagged as a future teacher in the 1949 John Bartram High School yearbook, and indeed he worked as an instructor in Mobile Construction Battalion 6, a successor unit to the old Navy Seabees of World War II. He was survived by his wife, two sons, three daughters, parents, two brothers and two sisters.

From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
Jim McIlhenney

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a native Philadelphian,
Jim McIlhenney
19 Aug 2002

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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