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David B Barkley
Birth: Mar. 31, 1899
Laredo
Webb County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1918

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private, United States Army, Company A, 356th Infantry, 89th Division. He was awarded his medal posthumously for service Near Pouilly, France, on November 9, 1918. His citation reads-When information was desired as to the enemy's position on the opposite side of the Meuse River, Pvt. Barkeley, with another soldier, volunteered without hesitation and swam the river to reconnoiter the exact location. He succeeded in reaching the opposite bank, despite the evident determination of the enemy to prevent a crossing. Having obtained his information, he again entered the water for his return, but before his goal was reached, he was seized with cramps and drowned.  (bio by: K) 
 
Burial:
San Antonio National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section G, Site 1302
 
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Record added: Sep 11, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7862494
David B Barkley
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David B Barkley
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