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PFC Rex L. Barnhart
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1920
Death: Nov. 21, 1943, Papua New Guinea

Body Of Decatur Soldier Will Arrive Thursday

DECATUR, July 7, - The body of Pfc. Rex L. Barnhart, 23, Decatur war hero who gave his life in action in New Guinea, will arrive in Decatur at 12:09 p.m. Thursday, according to word received here. The body will be taken immediately to the Lakeside cemetery, where a full military service will be held. Pfc. Barnhart was born Jan. 30, 1920, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Barnhart. He enlisted on April 18, 1941, and served with the famed 32nd (Red Arrow) division. He was killed in action on New Guinea on Nov. 21, 1943. Pfc. Barnhart received most of his training at Camp Livingston, La. He was home for the lat time on a four-day furlough on April1, 1942, just before leaving for Australia. He is survived by his parents, three brothers, and four sisters, Sgt. Orville Barnhart, now in Alaska, Harry Barnhart of Portland, Mich., Kenneth Barnhart at home, Mrs. Allene Goud of New Carlisle, Ind., Mrs. Irene Brei of Chicago, Mrs. Annabelle Taylor and Mrs. Florence Adduci of Decatur. The military services will be conducted under the auspices of the local American Legion and VFW post. The Rev. Leroy Cabbage, local Presbyterian pastor, will officiate. (The News-Palladium, Benton Harbor, MI, Wednesday, July 7, 1948, p. 13, Col. 5) 
 
Inscription:
REX BARNHART
1920 - 1942
32 ND DIVISION
WHO GAVE HIS LIFE
FOR HIS COUNTRY
IN NEW GUINEA
 
Burial:
Lakeside Cemetery
Decatur
Van Buren County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: mokennehan
Record added: Mar 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66534068
PFC Rex L. Barnhart
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PFC Rex L. Barnhart
Added by: lynda kaiser
 
PFC Rex L. Barnhart
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 Added: Mar. 5, 2011
 
 
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