Marcello Nunez Barrios
Specialist Four
Army of the United States
Artesia, California
January 16, 1944 to August 12, 1969
MARCELLO N BARRIOS is on the Wall at Panel W19, Line 21

Marcello N Barrios
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5 Feb 2001


Joe J. Barrios Jr.


A Note from The Virtual Wall

SP4 Barrios was one of eleven men killed during an attack on the Quan Loi Base Camp (Landing Zone ANDY) on 12 August 1969:
  • 1st Sqdn, 11 Arm Cav
    • SGT Jose L. Flores, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2nd Sqdn, 11 Arm Cav
    • 2LT David S. Deters, Bowling Green, MO
    • SSG John J. Sinclair, New York, NY
    • SGT Christopher C. Webster, Great Falls, MT
    • SGT Larry R. Schmidt, Oconomowoc, WI
    • SP4 Marcello N. Barrios, Artesia, CA
    • SP4 Larry J. Wheeler, Tangent, OR

  • 1st Bn, 7th Cav Rgt
  • 1st Bn, 8th Cav Rgt
    • SP4 Lee R. Shaw, Buffalo, IL

  • C Btry, 2nd Bn (ARA), 20th Artillery
    • WO Francis McDowall, Lawrenceville, GA
Warrant Officer McDowall was the pilot in command of AH-1G tail number 67-15723 operating in support of the ground troops at LZ ANDY. When he ran out of ammo and fuel he chose to land at LZ ANDY for rearming rather than going back to base at LZ BUTTONS. The landing area was under fire and WO McDowell was killed by RPG/mortar fire while on the ground.

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