Barnes, Virgil, S/Sgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Primary Unit
1942-1945, HHT, 2nd Cavalry Regiment

Staff Sergeant


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State of Birth
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Honorably Discharged WW II


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Order of The Spur




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Last Known Activity
26 August 1944. Sgt. George with Maintenance Sgt. Gold and Mess Sgt. Barnes had been on their way with rations and gas to the B Troop CP just above Chablis. They had reached a point just south of Carisey (20) when a Kraut 75mm field piece opened up on them at point blank range. Barnes and Gold in the point bantam jerked off the road and started out cross country at a high gallop. It was rough riding and Gold, a very short chap, jumped out to blaze a trail through the shoulder high grass and weeds. The next round cracked in closer. The jeep jumped forward and proceeded to bounce over Gold. Gold took time out to check himself over to see if he had been killed in the wreck. Barnes gave up in disgust and hit for the tall timber. He was never seen again. In December word was officially received that Sgt. Barnes was a German prisoner.
   
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 Unit Assignments
2nd Cavalry Regiment
  1942-1945, HHT, 2nd Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
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