Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Lieut Manville Lawrence Barb
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Aug. 16, 1942
Death: Oct. 29, 1967

2LT - O1 - Army - Reserve

Length of service 2 years
His tour began on Jul 15, 1967
Casualty was on Oct 29, 1967
Body was recovered


For gallantry in action.

Second Lieutenant Barb distinguished himself by heroic actions on 28 October 1967, while serving as a platoon leader with Company A, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry on a combat operation in the Republic of Vietnam. Lieutenant Barb's unit assaulted a strongly fortified Viet Cong base camp in the Boi Loi Woods and sustained numerous casualties during the assault. Lieutenant Barb led his men on a second assault in an attempt to eliminate a key enemy bunker which was inflicting heavy casualties upon the friendly forces. Although aware that the position was covered by enemy sniper fire, he personally led his platoon forward while skillfully deploying his men into an assault line. In the gathering dusk, Lieutenant Barb initiated the assault by firing his weapon and throwing hand grenades upon the hostile emplacements. Completely disregarding the intense enemy fire, Lieutenant Barb continued to move forward while encouraging his men and directing their fire. Having obtained a position within twenty feet of the enemy emplacements, Lieutenant Barb was mortally wounded by the intense hostile fire. Due to Lieutenant Barb's valorous actions and outstanding leadership, the enemy positions were overrun and the mission successfully completed. Lieutenant Barb's personal bravery, aggressiveness, and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall
Panel 28E - Line 95 
Family links: 
  Norman Richard Barb (1914 - 1999)
Created by: Bill Andersen Jr
Record added: Dec 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23412421
Lieut Manville Lawrence Barb
Added by: Tom Reece
Lieut Manville Lawrence Barb
Added by: C. Bryan
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

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!
- CindyS
 Added: May. 29, 2013

- GravesScribe
 Added: Nov. 24, 2010

- Brent Nimmo
 Added: May. 2, 2009
There is 1 more note not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service