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Maj Erling Andrew Barseth
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1921
Death: May 19, 2011
Bossier City
Bossier Parish
Louisiana, USA

Major (ret) Erling A. Barseth

SHREVEPORT, LA - Earl, 89, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011 after a brief illness. He was blessed to have his beloved wife, Regina, and his two sons, Darik and Allen, by his bedside as he peacefully slipped away.

Earl was born in New Haven, CT to Sigurd and Annie Barseth on October 10, 1921. He joined the Army Air Corps shortly after Pearl Harbor. Following training he became a navigator on B-24's and served throughout the European Theatre. Among his many decorations, he received a purple heart for wounds he incurred during action over Germany. After the war he crewed numerous transports and continued his career on KC-97's and later KC-135's for the Strategic Air Command. He retired as a Major in 1964 after 22 years of honorable service.

Earl enjoyed his early retirement with a ten year stay in Acapulco, Mexico. After his return to the U.S., he settled in Bossier City, LA. He was a talented and industrious man who made a good living in securing, maintaining and renting properties.

Earl loved adventure and travel, and continued to do so throughout his lifetime. He never met a person he didn't like. He was an intelligent, engaging and thoughtful man who had many friends and dearly loved his family. He will be sorely missed and remembrances of him will be cherished.

The Barseth Family will receive friends at Boone Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 24 between the hours of 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Graveside services will take place at the Northwest LA Veterans Cemetery at Keithville, LA at 2 PM.


Published in Shreveport Times on May 23, 2011

Barseth, Erling Andrew, USAF Major (retired), 89, of Bossier City, died Thursday; graveside services at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Keithville; arrangements by Boone Funeral Home, Bossier City.

Published in the Shreveport Times May 22, 2011. 
 
Inscription:
MAJ
US AIR FORCE
WW II KO VN
PURPLE HEART
FOREVER HONORED
AND CHERISHED
 
Note: GPS +32.26689,-93.93283
 
Burial:
Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery
Keithville
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: Section 4, site 258 (4 258). New interment May 24, 2011.
GPS (lat/lon): 32.26689, -93.93283
 
Created by: JB BERRY
Record added: May 22, 2011
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Maj Erling Andrew Barseth
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The Korean Service Medal (KSM) is a decoration of the United States military and was created in November 1950 by executive order of President Harry Truman. The Korean Service Medal is the primary United States decoration for participation in the Korean Wa...(Read more)
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 Added: Jul. 29, 2011
Maj Major (O4) is a field grade military commissioned officer rank just above the rank of captain and just below the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. We the people, thank you for your leadership, and service. R.I.P. Sir.
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The Purple Heart Medal of the U.S. Armed Forces is awarded to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. Military. All gave some, some gave all! We the people, thank you for your service, uncommon valor, ...(Read more)
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