Barnes, Charles Ronald, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
1980-Fixed Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 1980, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1964 - 1969

Transportation Corps


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by 1SG Joseph Evans to remember Barnes, Charles Ronald, CPT.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Mar 16, 1969
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
29W 050

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2011, American Battle Monuments Commission

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
210th Combat Aviation Battalion12th Aviation Group1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1969, 1980, 210th Combat Aviation Battalion
  1969-1969, 1980, 12th Aviation Group
  1969-1969, 1980, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Delaware
  1961-1963, University of Delaware
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 16 March 1969, Captain Charles Barnes, co-pilot and Captain David R. Smith, aircraft commander were aboard a UC-21A aircraft (tail number 66-18007) which departed Long Trahn, North Army Airfield, South Vietnam. The aircraft made two stops, one at Long Binh and the other at Qui Nhon. At Qui Nhon, the plane picked up the following passengers: SP4 Michael Batt, Major Marvin L. Foster, and PFC Raymond Bobe. The aircraft resumed its journey north toward Hue/Phu Bai where it was scheduled to land. During this portion of the mission, the aircraft was required to revert from visual to instrument flight rules because of the low cloud ceilings, poor visability and rain showers in the area. The aircraft was picked up by radio and radar. However, contact was lost during the approach pattern.

After loss of contact, all standard emergency radio frequencies were utilized, but radio contact with the aircraft could not be regained. Da Nang Air/Sea rescue was also notified, but initial efforts were limited to a communications search because of the bad weather. The aircraft was never located.

Based on a replotted flight plan, the indicated last known location for this aircraft was approximately one kilometer west of Truoi Mountain, Quang Nam Da Nang (formerly Tuan Thien Province) Province, South Vietnam.

15 July 2005 Army Soldiers MIA from Vietnam War are Identified The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of four U.S. servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial. They are Lt. Col. Marvin L. Foster, Hubbard, Tex.; Capt. David R. Smith, Dayton, Ohio; Sgt. 1st Class Michael L. Batt, Defiance, Ohio; and Sgt. 1st Class Raymond E. Bobe, Tarrant, Ala., all U.S. Army. On March 16, 1969, Capt. Smith was piloting an Army U-21A "Ute" aircraft with Foster, Batt, Bobe and one other passenger aboard whose remains have not been identified. (Captain Barnes' remains have not been identified at the time of this writing.)
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 29W 050

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