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PVT David Bennes Barkley

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PVT David Bennes Barkley

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private, United States Army, Company A, 356th Infantry, 89th Division. He was awarded his medal posthumously for service Near Pouilly, France, on November 9, 1918. His citation reads-When information was desired as to the enemy's position on the opposite side of the Meuse River, Pvt. Barkeley, with another soldier, volunteered without hesitation and swam the river to reconnoiter the exact location. He succeeded in reaching the opposite bank, despite the evident determination of the enemy to prevent a crossing. Having obtained his information, he again entered the water for his return, but before his goal was reached, he was seized with cramps and drowned.

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  • Added: 11 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7862494
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT David Bennes Barkley (31 Mar 1899–9 Nov 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7862494, citing San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .