Barry, Kenneth, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0341-Mortar Man
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 0341, H&S Co, 1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1)
Service Years
1966 - 1968
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Portland
Last Address
Portland

Casualty Date
Jan 08, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
33E 079/Section MB Site 58-B

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Cold War Medal Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
1st Infantry Training RegimentIII MAF1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (1/1), 1st Marine Regiment
  1966-1967, 0311, 1st Infantry Training Regiment
  1966-1968, 0341, III MAF
  1967-1968, 0341, H&S Co, 1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1)
  1967-1968, 0341, 1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1), 1st Marine Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Calhoun
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Pike
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Medina
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Osceola
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Lancaster I
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Kentucky
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
HELO HIT MOUNTAIN 15 KM S-SE OF BA LONG AIRFIELD WHILE ENROUTE PHU BAI TO KHE SANH CBT BASE 19680108  UTM grid reference is YD234260  CH-53A 153710


The MAG-16 Command Chronology for January 8, 1968 reads: 'At 1915H one HMH-463 CH-53A (YH-37 Bureau Number 153710) was declared overdue and missing after disappearing during an IFR flight.'At 1915H one HMH-463 CH-53A (YH-37 Bureau Number 153710) was declared overdue and missing after disappearing during an IFR flight. Search and rescue operations commenced.' On the 9th and 10th, 'The search for the missing CH-53A aircraft continued with negative sightings and search operations hampered by inclement weather.' On the 11th, 'The wreckage of the missing CH-53A aircraft was sighted by search aircraft at coordinate YD234260, with no apparent survivors. Adverse weather conditions precluded a search of the crash site until January 19th when a recon team was inserted. The aircraft suffered severe burn damage and there was no possibility of survivors
   
Comments/Citation
PFC - E2 - Marine Corps - Regular   Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Jul 12, 1967      Casualty was on Jan 8, 1968
In THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM - NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - NONCREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND  Body was recovered
  Panel 33E - Line 79


 
   
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