|Birth: ||Jun. 27, 1947|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 2, 1967|
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
PFC Bobby Lee Barber, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Kinston, NC.
PFC Bobby Lee Barber was a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, PFC Barber served our country until November 2nd, 1967 in South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Bobby died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. PFC Barber is on panel 29E, line 008 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.
We were personal friends all of our lives. He was a good Christian. I expected him to be a preacher. I am missing him. Frederick D. Shackleford, email@example.com, 276 Conklin Ave. Hillside, N.J.
Mrs Edna Daniels of 1017 Tower Hill Road sat quietly on the couch in her living room and told about her son PFC Bobby L Barber, 20, who had died Thursday of wounds he received in Vietnam. "He always wrote home in his letters that he was serving God and Country in Vietnam." she said. Around the mother were photographs of the dead son. Some showed him when he was graduated from Adkin Senior High School in 1965. Others showed the young private in service of his country at some distant military post. "The last time I saw him, he said he didn't want anyone to worry about him. He said he was in God's hands," said Mrs Daniels. Pfc Barber died in Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. where he was taken after being shot in the back while on a mission in the Vietnam's famous DMZ. The bullet severed his spinal cord. "We haven't made arrangements for the funeral, but he will be buried at home." Mrs Daniels said. "There will be full military rites". Barber joined the army on April. "On July 16, he wrote me from Fort Dix and said, "I have been here three days Mother, I am on my way to Vietnam," said Mrs Daniels. The Kinston youth's war letters which always said, "Mother, I am serving God and Country." Next week, PFC Barber will be buried at home in Kinston.
He served with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, "Wolfhounds", 25th Infantry Division, "Tropic Lightning", USARV.
He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 01, 2007
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