Spec William Edward Barnes

Photo added by Tom Reece

Spec William Edward Barnes

  • Birth 9 Sep 1940 Rocky Mount, Nash County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 8 Jan 1970 Vietnam
  • Burial Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, USA
  • Plot Veterans Section, Row 4, Lot # 2
  • Memorial ID 17265944

SP4 William Edward Barnes, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Rocky Mount, NC.

SP4 William Edward Barnes was a member of the Army and served our country until January 8th, 1970 in Kien Phong, South Vietnam. He was 29 years old and was married. It was reported that William died when his helicopter crashed. His body was recovered. SP4 Barnes is on panel 14W, line 011 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 2 years.

He is the Son of Mr Alexander and Mrs Magnolia Andrew Barnes, husband of Mrs Jacqueline Barnes of Rocky Mount.

He served with the 114th Assault Helicopter Company, 164th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, USARV.

He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Army Commendation Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and the Air Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters.


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  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 2 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17265944
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spec William Edward Barnes (9 Sep 1940–8 Jan 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17265944, citing Northeastern Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .