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Richard George Barnard
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Birth: Nov. 30, 1937, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1968, Vietnam

survived by wife Grace, daughter Christa & son Daniel all of Anniston

Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
Casualty Type: Hostile - Killed
Casualty Reason: Gunshot or Small Arms Fire
Casualty Air: Ground Casualty
Body Status: Body Recovered

Service Branch: Department of the Army

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross ( Posthumously ) to Richard George Barnard, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company C, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. Sergeant First Class Barnard distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 22 December 1968 as a platoon leader at a fire support base near Tay Ninh City. Shortly after midnight a regimental-size Viet Cong / North Vietnamese Army force hit the camp with a devastating mortar, rocket-propelled grenade and rocket attack, followed by human wave assaults. The communists centered their drive against the section of the perimeter manned by Sergeant Barnard's company and succeeded in seizing five of its bunkers. Realizing that the base was in danger of being overrun, Sergeant Barnard unhesitatingly volunteered to lead an attempt to oust the aggressors from these positions. By placing effective fire with his rifle and hurling fragmentation grenades, he killed the enemy troops in four of the fortifications. As he fearlessly assaulted the last stronghold, he was mortally wounded by the fierce hostile fire. Sergeant First Class Barnard's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army. 
Edgemont Cemetery
Calhoun County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Claudetta
Record added: Oct 02, 2006
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- Sheila Cole Deinhart
 Added: Apr. 16, 2016

- Claudetta
 Added: May. 24, 2015
25th Infantry Division, may your sacrifice and service not be forgotten.
 Added: Dec. 27, 2012
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