RAIDERS Barnes, Donald Anthony

The Secret Hunters
By Anthony Kemp, Prince Yurka Galitzine

Craig Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Barnes
  • FORENAME
Donald Anthony
  • UNIT
4th Raider Battalion (Company D)
  • RANK
Private
  • NUMBER
474483
  • AWARD
Silver Star
  • PLACE
Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia (20th July 1943)
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
KIA - See Roll of Honour
 

ROLL OF HONOUR:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/barnes-donald-anthony.58247

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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