John Henry Barnes
Private First Class
B CO, 1ST BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173RD ABN BDE, USARV
Army of the United States
St Louis, Missouri
April 18, 1947 to November 12, 1967
JOHN H BARNES is on the Wall at Panel 29E, Line 80

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John H Barnes
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10 Nov 2001

To my brother- in- law John

I never got the chance to meet you, but I heard a lot of stories about you from your siblings. And I've met your son Rick, who is a great guy. I know someday I'll meet you and get to give you a hug, and thank you for fighting for all of our freedom. I know you're with your dad now, telling war stories together.

Until we meet someday,
your sister in law,
Patty
pattybrns@aol.com


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

PFC John Barnes was one of twelve men from the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry, who were killed when they were attacked by a battalion-size VC force near Hill 823 in Kontum Province on 12 Nov 1967:
  • A Company:
    • PFC Armando L. Escareno, Muskegon Heights, MI

  • B Company:
    • PFC John H. Barnes, St Louis, MO

  • C Company:
    • SGT Harold E. Couch, Durham, NC
    • SP4 Jerry C. Kelley, Englewood, CO (Dist Svc Cross)
    • PFC John A. Barnes, Dedham, MA (Medal of Honor)
    • PFC Hubert Croom, Winona, MS

  • D Company:
    • SGT Dan S. Allen, Memphis, TN
    • SGT Charles Favroth, New York, NY
    • PFC Charles H. Morris, Algoma, WV
    • PFC Leonard A. Thomas, New York, NY

  • HQ Company:
    • CPT Abraham L. Hardy, Houston, TX
    • SP4 Daniel W. Foster, Ansonia, CT

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