Barrett, Carlton William, SSG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
111.10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1940-1945, 745, A Company, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1940 - 1963

Staff Sergeant


Five Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1919
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Barrett, Carlton William (MOH), SSG USA(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Fulton, New York
Last Address
Napa, California

Date of Passing
May 03, 1986
 
Location of Interment
Napa Valley Memorial Gardens - Napa, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Unknown

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Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


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 Military Association Memberships
Medal of HonorCongressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1944, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1944, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society


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Carlton W. Barrett (November 24, 1919 - May 3, 1986), a native of Fulton, New York was a United States Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor for heroism near St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France on June 6, 1944 during World War II.



Military service.  Joined the United States Army in Albany, New York, he was a member of, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Barrett was one of four Medal of Honor recipients on D-Day, June 6, 1944.



Medal of Honor citation.  For gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 6 June 1944, in the vicinity of St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France. On the morning of D-day Pvt. Barrett, landing in the face of extremely heavy enemy fire, was forced to wade ashore through neck-deep water. Disregarding the personal danger, he returned to the surf again and again to assist his floundering comrades and save them from drowning. Refusing to remain pinned down by the intense barrage of small-arms and mortar fire poured at the landing points, Pvt. Barrett, working with fierce determination, saved many lives by carrying casualties to an evacuation boat lying offshore. In addition to his assigned mission as guide, he carried dispatches the length of the fire-swept beach; he assisted the wounded; he calmed the shocked; he arose as a leader in the stress of the occasion. His coolness and his dauntless daring courage while constantly risking his life during a period of many hours had an inestimable effect on his comrades and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Army.



Death. Carlton W. Barrett died on May 3, 1986 and he is buried at Chapel of the Chimes Cemetery in Napa, California.


   
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WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
Start Year
1943
End Year
1943

Description
(Sicily Campaign 9 July to 17 August 1943) In preparation for the invasion of Sicily the Allies captured the islands in the Sicilian strait, with aerial bombardment forcing the capitulation of Pantelleria on 11 June 1943. By that time Allied air power had begun the attack on Sicily by bombing defenses and airfields. The invasion itself got under way on the night of 9/10 July with airborne landings that were followed the next day by an amphibious assault. The enemy offered strong resistance, but the Allies had superiority in the air and soon had planes operating from Sicilian bases to support Montgomery’s Eighth Army and Patton’s Seventh.

Interdictory operations against communications in Italy and between Italy and Sicily convinced the enemy that it would be impossible to move strong reinforcements. By 17 August 1943 the Allies were in possession of the island, but they had not been able to prevent a German evacuation across the Strait of Messina.
   
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From Year
1943
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Mar 29, 2018
   
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  • Badyl, Kenneth
  • Bailey, Doug, PFC, (1940-1945)
  • Bush, William Douglas, 1LT, (1942-1951)
  • Caffey, Eugene Mead, MG, (1918-1956)
  • Canham, John, MAJ, (1934-1945)
  • Corey, Orris W., T/4, (1941-1945)
  • Dixon, James, CPT, (1942-1945)
  • Eatman, Harold Lee, 1st Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • England, Joe, S/Sgt, (1948-1951)
  • Finklea, Lawrence, Cpl, (1940-1949)
  • Golab, Edward
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