|Birth: ||May 3, 1946|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 1968|
Quang Tri, Vietnam
US Marine PFC Ardrey Watts Barringer Jr, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Statesville, NC.
US Marine PFC Ardrey Watts Barringer Jr was a member of the Marine Corps, PFC Barringer served our country until June 9th, 1968 in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was 22 years old and was married. It was reported that Ardrey died from the explosion of a hand grenade. His body was recovered. PFC Barringer is on panel 58W, line 006 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.
I was in boot Camp with Ardrey Sept 1967, Parris Island Plt 1042. I plan on Visiting the wall tomorrow, as I do every year. Ardrey was with me at P.I. 1967 Plt 1042. He was all Marine, and an excellent Marine. Three others From boot camp Plt 1042 also died in Vietnam. I served in Vietnam 03/04/68 to 04/10/69 in Bravo Company, 1st Tank Batallion 1st Marine Division we lost two from our Platoon also. Rest in peace you brave Marines. You are gone but never forgotten. Formerly L/Cpl Charles E. Hiltz 2390518 USMC. Have photo's of all. Ed Hiltz, email@example.com.,1 Stone Park Place, Nottingham, MD 21236.
I knew Ardrey while attending "The Glade Valley School" in Glade Valley(south of Sparta)NC, in 1966. Audrey was a cool likable person and we had had several conversations about going to Vietnam, etc. The song "Ballard of the Green Beret" was popular then. He also liked "These Boots are Made for Walking" by Nancy Sinatra. Ardrey had another friend at this time named Dave Younger. I suppose he graduated in '66, also. He too, talked of going to Vietnam. I was at that time, living in VA.
Ardrey Watts Barringer also was a patriotic and friendly person. Glade Valley School was a somewhat strict, religious, Presbyterian school. Smoking and drinking were prohibited. Once Ardrey found some empty Budweiser cans along the road, and brought them back to his room to display on his dresser. His roommate, an older more mature guy commented, "Yeah, that's pretty cool all right" when Ardrey showed the cans to us. Another female student from VA told me the sad news of Ardrey's death in 'Nam circa 1969/1970. Bob Gray, firstname.lastname@example.org, high school friend, Eleanor, WV 25070.
FORMER STUDENT KILLED IN ACTION IN VIET NAM:
Audrey Watts Barringer of the class of 1966 was killed in action in Vietnam on June 8. He was serving in the U.S. Marines Corps. His funeral services were held in the First Presbyterian Church of Statesville on June 20 and were conclude with a military burial by his fellow marines. The Reverend Neill McGeachy, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, gave a wonderful tribute to Audrey. He described Audrey as a young man who was a Christian with a simple abiding faith in Jesus Christ and one who gave of himself freely and willingly in the service of his church, having served as president of the youth Fellowship a few years prior.
Audrey was married to Brenda Sue Lockman on December 22, 1967. In addition to his wife he is survived by two sisters.
He served with Foxtrot Company, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd MAF
He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon(CAR), The Bronze Star Medal, 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 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17271137
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
From a Sister of PFC:William L Young Jr, KIA in Vietnam..Thank You for your Service to Our Country,Ardrey!|
Added: Mar. 3, 2011
Ardrey, I honor you today on your birthday.|
Added: May. 3, 2010
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