|Birth: ||Jan. 25, 1946|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 28, 1966, Vietnam|
Marine Pfc. Frank Leroy Barbee, of CO C 26MAR 9MAB, 20, was looking forward to Monday.
That was the day he was scheduled to depart from South Vietnam for the Phillippines on what he had written his family was "good duty."
Pfc. Barbee was killed in action Sunday.
He had told his family he would be in and out of Vietnam in his assignment. Barbee had scarcely been battle-tested, leaving for overseas duty July 9. He had been in the Marine Corps since last November and in Vietnam just 13 days.
Born in Saluda, N.C., he moved to Lockhart at an early age and spent most of his life there,he lived on River Street, attending Lockhart Public Schools. He attended Bullock creek Presbyterian Church.
He was a son of Mary Azalee Gibson Ashe and the late Loomis F. Barbee.
He was survived by his step-farther, Clyde Ashe; four sisters: Mrs Paul (Tootsie) Yon of Columbia, S.C., Carolyn Barbee, Donna Sue Ashe and Karen Ashe, all of Lockhart; his maternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Roy Gibson of Sharon; and his paternal grandmother Mrs. James P. Barbee, Stanfield, N.C.
SOLDIER'S GRAVE -- Pearl River's
Tread lightly, 'tis a soldiers grave,
A lonely, mossy mound;
And yet to hearts like mine and thine
It should be holy ground.
Speak softly, let no careless laugh,
No idle, thoughtless jest,
Escape your lips where sweetly sleeps
The hero in his rest.
For him no reveille will beat
When morning beams shall come;
For him, at night, no tattoo rolls
It's thunders from the drum.
Tread lightly! for a man bequeathed,
Ere laid beneath this sod,
His ashes to his native land,
His gallant soul to God.
Rest in peace, Frankie
Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Frank & Lillian
Record added: Jul 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11339011