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LTC Don Laverne Bartley
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Birth: Jul. 27, 1932, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1969
Quang Nam, Vietnam

Don, the son Dixie E. Justice of Huntington WV and the Husband of Kathleen Bartley of Rockbridge VA, was commissioned as an officer in the US Army. Her arrived in Vietnam and was assigned to HQ Battalion MACV and was serving at the Command Chaplains Office.

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 (then Maj) LtCol Bartley a USA Chaplain. 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

 
 
Burial:
Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery
Lexington
Lexington City
Virginia, USA
Plot: New Bacon, Lot 4 A, Space 1
 
Created by: Victor Vilionis
Record added: Jun 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70742880
LTC Don Laverne Bartley
Added by: Victor Vilionis
 
LTC Don Laverne Bartley
Added by: Joan Mays
 
 
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- Linda Carole Mustion
 Added: Jul. 23, 2013

- Tom Fagart
 Added: Jan. 14, 2013
Sacrifice is never Forgotten
- Victor Vilionis
 Added: Jun. 2, 2011
 
 
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