RAIDERS Barnes, Donald Anthony

Craig Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Barnes
  • FORENAME
Donald Anthony
  • UNIT
4th Raider Battalion (Company D)
  • RANK
Private
  • NUMBER
474483
  • DATE OF DEATH
20th July 1943
  • AGE
19
  • GRAVESITE
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
resided Cudahy, Wisconsin
born 26.05.1924, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Next of kin - father, Mr Percy L. Barnes, 4018 South Lipton Avenue, Cudahy, Wisconsin
KIA Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia, Solomon Islands (body not recovered)
Silver Star awarded posthumously
 

DATE OF DEATH:

20-Jul-1943

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/barnes-donald-anthony.58248/

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Army Award) (Posthumously) to Private Donald A. Barnes (MCSN: 474483), United States Marine Corps, for gallantry in action while serving with Company D, Fourth Raider Battalion, at Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, on 20 July 1943. Hearing a wounded man cry out for help, he disregarded the danger to his own security and crawled through exceptionally heavy enemy fire to the side of his comrade and calmly assisted in administering first aid. While removing the man from the lines to a place of safety, Private Barnes received wounds from which he later died

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/35214

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56781042/donald-anthony-barnes
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