PFC Gary Adrian Barnard

PFC Gary Adrian Barnard

Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 25 Sep 1966 (aged 19)
Burial Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 47067609 · View Source
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PFC - E3 - Army - Regular
25th Infantry Division
A Co. 1/5 Mech Bobcats
Infantry, Indirect Fire Crewman
Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Aug 24, 1966
Casualty was on Sep 25, 1966
Hostile, died while missing, GROUND CASUALTY
Body was recovered

On September 25, 1966, at 0110 hours it was reported that one of the men with the platoon at Go Dau Ha was involved in a shooting incident. Apparently he wanted the services of a female companion of one of the American advisors at Go Dau Ha, and when they were refused he shot the American advisor in the foot with his .45 cal pistol.
Company A departed the base at 0745 hours and at 0842 hours one APC hit an AT mine at XT 493316. The explosion ignited the gas tank and eight Bobcats burned to death. Three others were seriously injured. At 0955 hours it was requested that Graves Registration dispatch a team to remove the remains of those deceased Bobcats that were still inside the track.
At 0940 hours Company B had one APC hit a mine causing 2 minor injuries but extensive damage to the track. At 0947 hours one Recon Platoon APC hit a mine. There were 3 wounded and the APC was a total loss. At 1100 hours a Company B APC hit a mine resulting in 2 wounded.

Courtesy of 5th Infantry Regiment Association at WWW.BOBCAT.WS

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