Barnes, William Edward, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
67N20-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 67N20, 114th Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1968 - 1970

Specialist 4


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1940
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by CW2 Phillip M. Kemp (Mike) to remember Barnes, William Edward, SP 4.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rocky Mount, NC
Last Address
Rocky Mount, NC

Casualty Date
Jan 08, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Kien Phong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Northeastern Cemetery - Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
14W 011

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 Unit Assignments
1st Aviation Brigade164th Aviation Group214th Aviation Battalion114th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1969-1970, 67N20, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1970, 67N20, 164th Aviation Group
  1969-1970, 67N20, 214th Aviation Battalion
  1969-1970, 67N20, 114th Aviation Company (AHC)
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Last Known Activity


Started Tour:  10/31/1969 

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16871
Incident number: 70010808.KIA
UTM grid coordinates: WS620588
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database.
Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Summary: Crashed in the Mekong River.

Crew Members:
G SP4 BARNES WILLIAM EDWARD KIA  (G = Gunner)
CE SP5 KLEPPIN KENNETH THOMAS KIA
P WO1
BUTCHER GALE W JR KIA
AC CW2
BROWN STEVEN MERLE KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:

2LT COLE WAYNE MICHAEL, AR, PX, KIA
CPT COPPERNOLL DAVID WILLIAM, AR, PX, KIA
MSG RAPPAPORT HAROLD KENNETH, AR, PX, KIA
EM1 MITCHELL JAMES CARROLL JR, NA, PX, KIA

This record was last updated on 11/06/2004


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Date posted on this site: 07/20/2010


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Comments/Citation

SP4 William Edward Barnes.......was 29 years old and was married....... His body was recovered........ He served our country for 2 years.

He is the Son of Mr Alexander and Mrs Magnolia Andrew Barnes, husband of Mrs Jacqueline Barnes of Rocky Mount.

He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Army Commendation Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and the Air Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters.

Note from Page Admin:
On 2 July 1966, UP GO 41 HQ USARV, the 114th Aviation Company (Air Mobile Light) came under the control of the 1st Aviation Brigade, USARV, and was re-designated the 114th Assault Helicopter Company. In October 1969 the 114th Assault Helicopter Company was released from assignment to the 13th Aviation Battalion (Combat) and reassigned to the 214th Aviation Battalion (Combat).


   
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