Barga, Sammy Alva, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B40-Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 11B40, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile) /B Company
Service Years
1961 - 1966

Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ft Recovery, OH
Last Address
Ft Recovery, OH

Casualty Date
May 17, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Forest Lawn Gardens - Anniston, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
07E 067

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division
  1965-1966, 11B40, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile) /B Company
  1965-1966, 11B40, 1st Cavalry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

He entered Service 15 May 1961. Sgt.Sammy Alva Barga died gallantly in the service of his country on Tuesday May 16,1966 in Vietnam. He had been there 9 months serving with the First Calvary Division. He was buried with full Military rites on May 23,1966, here in Forestlawn Gardens.

He is survived by his wife Mrs. Martha Sessums Barga(my Dads sister,my Aunt)one dughter,Sue Arlene,one stepdaughter, Lea Denise Sessums;one stepson,John F. Sessums,Jr, all of Anniston;his parents,Mr.& Mrs. Alva C.Barga of Fort Recovery, Ohio;five sisters,Mrs.Dale Persley,Mrs.Alice Gubbenbiler,Mrs. Betty Wray,Mrs. Mary Newman and Mrs. Thelma Nelson,all of Ohio; seven brothers,Robert, Eugene, George,Richard, Francis, Herman, and Albert,all of Ohio.His last rites were held at the WAC Chapel at Fort McClellan with Father Buckley officiating. There is no greater sevice a person can do, than to give his life for his loved ones and his country (even as OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST gave his life for us).

We give Thanks to You SGT Sammy Barga, MAY GOD BLESS YOU and ALL THE OTHERS WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR ALL FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND LOVED ONES. S/SGT James "Randy" Wright USAF (1951-1955)
   
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