|Birth: ||May 22, 1946|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 2, 1967, Vietnam|
SP4 Wallace Wayne Barnette, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Mooresville, NC.
Sp4 Wallace W Barnette served as a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, SP4 Barnette served our country until July 2nd, 1967 in South Vietnam. He was 21 years old and was not married. It was reported that Wallace died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. SP4 Barnette is on panel 22E, line 095 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.
Even though I never met you, I met your brother and Family. You are still loved and missed. Mike, Friend of Brother.
Obituary from the Record and Landmark Bureau: COUNTY YOUTH WAR CASUALTY.
MOORESVILLE - The Mooresville area has lost it's second soldier in the Vietnam War. Killed Sunday as he was returning to duty after being on a short leave for rest and recreation was 21 year old Wallace Wayne Barnette, a son of Mr and Mrs Eugene Barnette of Brawley School Road, route 2, Mooresville. Barnette it was reported, was wounded when hit by fire from an unknown source. He was first reported missing in action. A 1964 graduate of Troutman High School, Barnette is described in that years edition of the school annual as "Shy and somewhat bashful..and outdoorsman in every way..the type of person everyone likes and a great fellow and pal." He was active on the Future Farmers of America all four years of high school and was also a member of the Pep Club. He planned at graduation time to take a job at Sherrill's machine shop. Miss Cora Martin, guidance counselor at South Iredell High School and former guidance counselor at Troutman, remembered Barnette this morning as "a dependable person, a very likable boy and certainly a good citizen." Sp4 Barnette was drafted December 6, 1965. He took his Basic Training at Ft Gordon, GA. He was then stationed at Ft Sill, OK before leaving for overseas duty September 27, 1966.
He was the son of Mr and Mrs Thomas E Barnette, Route #2, Box 397, Mooresville, NC.
He served with Charlie Battery, 18th Artillery Regiment, 1st Field Force, USARV.
He was awarded 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.
McKendree United Methodist Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17266026
Added: Jul. 1, 2016
Thank you for your service - R I P|
Angie B. Kaiser
Added: Jun. 14, 2013
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.|
Charles A. Lewis
Added: Jul. 14, 2012
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