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Lieut Worth Henley Barber

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Lieut Worth Henley Barber

  • Birth 20 May 1925 Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 24 Dec 1951 North Korea
  • Burial Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 112246879

2LT Worth Henley Barber
Distinguished Service Cross
38th Inf. Regt.
US Army
Killed in Action
Enlistment: Winston Salem NC
Battle zone: Pangmang-Ni
Burial: Forsyth Memorial Park, Winston Salem, NC

Second Lieutenant Barber was a member of the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on December 25, 1951.

Observing one of his men fall wounded on exposed terrain, Lieutenant Barber raced through the enemy fire and carried the man to cover and then moved to the forefront of his troops to continue directing an attack. The attack bogged down and he withdrew his team. After leading his men to safety, Lieutenant Barber voluntarily returned to the fire-swept area to assure himself that all of his men had fallen back. He was killed by artillery.


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
  • Added: 13 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 112246879
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Worth Henley Barber (20 May 1925–24 Dec 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112246879, citing Forsyth Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Olmstead (contributor 46772820) .