|Death: ||Feb. 19, 1944|
Died in the servicePFC Afton D. Barnes
Mountain View, April 5 - Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Barnes of Alco have been notified by the War Department of the death of their son, Pfc. Afton D. Barnes, aged 25, who was killed in action February 19, on Eniwetok island in the Marshalls.
Survivors are his parents, four sisters, Mrs. Anthony Balentine of Big Flat, and the Misses Blondie, Thelma and Gerene of Mountain View; and one brother, Pvt. Luciene Barnes, Army Air Force, Tampa.
Pfc. Barnes was born and reared in Stone county. He enlisted in the Army on October 23, 1944 [sic] and was assigned to the 106th Infantry at Camp Wolters, Tex. Later he was transferred to San Francisco. In December 1943, his company was a part of the force which entered the Marshalls. At the time of his death he was manning an automatic weapon.
His only brother, Pvt. Luciene Barnes, has returned to active duty only recently. When on Attu Island in the Aleutians, in July 1943, he was asleep on a fox hole when his buddy, who was guarding, accidently let a gun discharge, the charge striking Private Barnes' feet. He has spent most of the past year in the General Hospital at Longview, Tex.
April 6, 1944 - Arkansas Gazette of his country.
Created by: Dan McGuire
Record added: Jan 07, 2009
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