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PFC Alfred Conley Barnes

PFC Alfred Conley Barnes

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Death 27 Jul 1944 (aged 19)
Burial Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 88201800 · View Source
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PFC ALFRED C. BARNES, 3rd MARINE DIVISION

Alfred Conley Barnes was born in Statesboro on September 29, 1924. He attended Statesboro High School and played on the football team. Scheduled to graduate with the Class of 1943, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps in April of that year and was called to active duty prior to the commencement ceremony. After his basic training, he was assigned to an infantry company in the 3rd Marine Division. His first action with the Division came on July 21, 1944 when he took part in the first assult landings aimed at the recapture of Guam. During the night of July 26, he was mortally wounded during an intense Japanese counterattack aimed at dislodging the Marines from the island. After being evacuated to a hospital ship, PFC Barnes succumbed to his wounds on July 27, 1944.

Source:

BULLOCH COUNTY'S WORLD WAR II ROLL OF HONOR

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JoAnn HAGANS Harris - zuta@bellsouth.net


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  • Created by: nu2ga
  • Added: 7 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88201800
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Alfred Conley Barnes (29 Sep 1924–27 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88201800, citing Upper Mill Creek Cemetery, Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by nu2ga (contributor 47084636) .