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PFC Gale Lynn Barnes
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Birth: Jul. 31, 1949
Tecumseh
Lenawee County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 1969
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam

Gale, the son of Albert L. Barnes and Marjorie E. Barnes of Marshall MI, enlisted in the US Marine Corps on June 27, 1968 in Detroit MI. He arrived in Vietnam on February 19 1969, and was assigned to HQ Company, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

A 3/4 Ton PC (Personnel Carrier) left Hill 10 on the way to a location for a photography mission where the Marines were in the process of repairing the Da Nang Barrier wire in Hieu Duc District. LCpl Young who was driving turned off route 5 towards the destination when there was a huge explosion destroying the vehicle and killing all on board as a result of the blast and the multiple fragmentation wounds all the occupants sustained. One of the occupants of the vehicle was PFC Barnes. The explosion was believed to have been caused by a command detonated mine.

Casualties:

Gale Lynne Barnes USMC
HQ Company, 7th Marines
Roger Lee Young USMC
HQ Company, 7th Marines
Don Laverne Bartley USA
HQ, Battalion MACV Command Chaplain
Carl William Hudgins Jr. USN
USNR DUSTA COMCOMUSMACV
Robert Guy Stricklin USN
USNR DUSTA COMCOMUSMACV
JO1 William Ralph Wilson USN
USNR DUSTA COMCOMUSMACV
 
 
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 Parents:
  Albert L. Barnes (____ - 1975)
 
Burial:
Oakridge Cemetery
Marshall
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section WE 10, Lot 15
 
Created by: Victor Vilionis
Record added: May 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70129032
PFC Gale Lynn Barnes
Added by: William Kinney
 
 
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