|Birth: ||Sep. 20, 1946|
|Death: ||Aug. 16, 1968, Vietnam|
"Most of them were boys when they died. They gave up two lives – the one they were living and the one they would have lived. When they died, they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men. They gave up everything for their country, for us. All we can do is remember." President Ronald W. Reagan Veterans Day – Arlington National Cemetery – November 11, 1985
Darrel Emerson Barnhouse born Setember 20, 1946, son of Robert Chester and Annabelle Copper Barnhouse; husband of Nancy Diann Barnhouse. Known as 'Butch' to all his friends and family. Darrel was a very ambitious young man. He had his own delivery service at the age of 20. He was very well liked by others and never met a stranger. He was full of life, laughter, fun and adventure. He loved race cars and enjoyed many outings in his Austin Healy sports car. Motorcycles were also a passion. Butch was the youngest of 6 children, four bothers and one sister.
He made the ultimate sacrifice for his country August 16, 1968 in Viet Nam. He is liisted on the Viet Nam Memorial in Washington D.C., Panel 48W, Line 021.
Darrel's Military Record Information
Sargeant Darrel Emerson BARNHOUSE, Born: Friday, September 20, 1946, Gender: Male, Race: Caucasian, Residence: Richmond, California, Marital Status: Married, Religion: Protestant, No Preference, Service: Army, Selective Service, ID Number or SSN: 56831205, Grade: E5, MOS: 11B40, Tour of Duty Began: Tuesday, July 16, 1968, Casualty Date: Friday, August 16, 1968, Age: 21, Casualty Place: Quang Tri, South Vietnam, Casualty Type: Hostile, Died, Misadventure, Ground Casualty, On the Wall: Panel 48W, Line 021.
Place of Burial:Rolling Hills Cemetery; El Sobrante, Contra Costa, California Birth:September 20, 1946
New Castle, Pennsylvania Death:August 16, 1968 (21)
Quang Tri, South Vietnam (Killed in Battle) Hit by an incoming mortor shell.
Annabelle Copper Barnhouse (1918 - 1974)
Rolling Hills Memorial Park
Contra Costa County
Plot: Section: Pine Lawn; Lot: 621; Space: 1
Created by: Judy Diaz
Record added: Feb 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65276784
You and men like you, are the reason we are free today! As a spouse of a NAVY veteran I salute you sir for the sacrifices that you made!|
Added: Sep. 30, 2014
May his sacrifice not be forgotten.|
Billy M. Brown
Added: Oct. 10, 2013
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