FORCE RECON Barrett, James Allen

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Barrett
  • FORENAME
James Allen
  • UNIT
1 Recon Bn (1 MarDiv) (C Company)
  • RANK
Lance Corporal
  • NUMBER
2137396
  • AWARD
Silver Star
  • PLACE
South Vietnam 1966
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
DOW - see Roll of Honour
 

ROLL OF HONOUR:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/barrett-james-allen.26533/

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal James Allen Barrett (MCSN: 2137396), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a rifleman with the Second Platoon, Company C, First Reconnaissance Battalion. FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in the Republic of Vietnam on 10 October 1966. Corporal Barrett was a member of a thirteen man reconnaissance patrol with the mission of observing the valley in the vicinity of Long Binh, Quang Ngai Province, for enemy movement. at 1355, while moving from their observation post to a helicopter landing zone, they encountered heavy small-arms fire and grenades against the patrol's point and Corporal Barrett was wounded in the initial stages of the fire fight. Although seriously wounded, he employed his weapon against several Viet Cong at a range of two to three meters and then began a desperate attempt to help the fallen point man. In extreme pain and unable to move the Marine's body, he began trying to pull the pin of a hand grenade but was hit again by enemy fire and mortally wounded. By his inspiring devotion to duty and indomitable fighting spirit, Corporal Barrett upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/23246

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65001768/james-allen-barrett
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