Barnes, Len, Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, POW/MIA
Service Years
1946 - 1950


One Service Stripe

One Overseas Service Bar

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Winston Salem, NC
Last Address
Burke, GA

Casualty Date
Mar 31, 1951
Hostile, Died while Captured
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 33, Grave 3590

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

Engineer Shoulder Cord

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  2013, Korean War Fallen

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Hawaiian Command25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)POW/MIA
  1946-1947, 170, Hawaiian Command
  1947-1950, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1947-1950, HHC, 24th Infantry
  1950-1951, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1946-1950 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Len Barnes 
Forsyth, North Carolina 
Born 1922 
Sergeant, U.S. Army 
Died while Prisoner of War 
Died March 31, 1951 in Korea

Sergeant Barnes was a member of the 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 28, 1950 and died while a prisoner on March 31, 1951. Sergeant Barnes was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.

Barnes, Len 
Born December 14, 1922 
Died March 31, 1951 
US Army, Sergeant 
Residence: Winston Salem, North Carolina 
Section 33, Grave 3590 
Buried January 12, 1956 
Not Specified
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