Barrett, Robert John, SGT

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Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
13B10-Cannon Crewmember
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2010-2010, A Battery, 101st Field Artillery Regiment
Service Years
2010 - 2010


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Home Town
Fall River
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 19, 2010
Hostile, Died
IED-Improvised Explosive Device
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Massachusetts National Cemetery - Bourne, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec 21, Site 8

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101st Field Artillery Regiment
  2010-2010, A Battery, 101st Field Artillery Regiment
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Local soldier killed in Afghanistan

Army National Guard Sgt. Robert Barrett has died


FALL RIVER, Mass., (WPRI) - A local soldier has paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

Fall River native, Army National Guard Sgt. Robert J. Barrett died while serving in Afghanistan.

Maj. Gen. Joseph C. Carter confirmed that Barrett died on Monday, April 19, from injuries he suffered from a roadside bomb. "The loss of this soldier is truly a tragedy. May the family of Sergeant Barrett find solace in knowing that this brave Soldier gave the ultimate sacrifice while defending our nation," said Maj. Gen. Carter.

Barrett, 21, mobilized with the National Guard in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in January 2010 as a member of 1st Battalion, 101st Field Artillery Regiment. Eight other soldiers sustained injuries during the incident, three are being treated for their wounds and five have returned to duty.

We also extend our heartfelt condolences to Sgt. Barretts comrades in the 101st Field Artillery Regiment, particularly those injured alongside him. The entire Massachusetts National Guard family deeply mourns the tragic loss of this loyal and young patriot," said Maj. Gen. Carter. The circumstances surrounding the death of Sgt. Barrett are under investigation.

Post office in hometown to be named for Barrett

The Associated Press

FALL RIVER, Mass. The U.S. Senate has passed legislation honoring a 20-year-old Fall River native who was killed when a suicide bomber attacked his unit in Afghanistan.

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., said Friday that legislation to rename the main post office in Fall River in memory of Sgt. Robert Barrett passed in the Senate on Thursday night.

Barrett was training Afghan police officers when the suicide bomber stole a uniform, infiltrated the group he and eight other U.S. soldiers were training and launched the attack in April.

The bill was introduced in the House by Frank and co-sponsored by all 11 members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation.

Sens. John Kerry and Scott Brown sponsored the bill in the Senate.

The bill is heading to President Obama for his signature. Barrett served at Obamas inauguration.
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