Adam, Barry L., PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11E10-Armor Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 11E10, C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
Service Years
1966 - 1967
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Order of the Spur

Private First Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Reading, PA
Last Address
Reading, PA

Casualty Date
Jun 15, 1967
Hostile, Died while Missing
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Pleasant View Cemetery - Spring Township, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
21E 103 / Section C, Lot 194, Grave 3

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Order of The Spur

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial3/4 Cav AssociationThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1967, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Trubutes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548 
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  Trubutes from Others: Jun 22, 2015  

Barry L. Adam PFC
Killed June 15, 1967,along with Purdy, Hurd, Paul Bowman Jr., Sgt. Tauhese, Debault, along with five other members of the 3/4 Cav and the 25th Infantry Blue Team. I was right behind them.  Will NEVER FORGET. God Bless Them All. Piss poor leadership led to their deaths.
Posted by: Joe Takacs
Relationship: We Served Together
Sunday, June 24, 2012

Adaugo  Emerson
he was a good man.
Jun 15, 2011
Vadim  P
Thank u so much for serving our country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY:p
May 14, 2009
May 14, 2008
manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
Jun 15, 2007
Diane H.
Remembering, a fallen hero, on his birthday. Thank you, for your sacrifice. ~ Rest in Peace Sir ~ God Bless~
May 14, 2007
Roy Abney
Fellow Vet.
3852, West Dover, Springfield, Mo., 65802, USA
A brother, in arms
I was born, May 14th, 1946. i was fortunate, to make it back, after 2, tours, in Viet nam. Pray daily, for all those, who gave their lives. God Bless You!
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Jim Helmick
fellow vet.
Seattle, Wa., 98146, USA
For you, your family & friends. we didn't, forget about you. Rev: 21, 3&4
Thursday, June 15, 2000
Barry Singleton
Pittsburgh, PA., 15218, USA
Welcome Home. Your name appears, on a replica, of The Wall, in Altoona, Pennsylvania. BF., Singleton, US., Army, 1965 - 1971.
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Kimberly Kimmel-Ober
Encinitas, California, United States, of America
For PFC/E-3, Barry Adam and all those, who knew him and loved him, I just want to say thank you, for your dedication and sacrifice! Please know, that you have, not been forgotten and always will hold a special place, in my heart! It would have been nice, to have known you, as a person and I greatly, appreciate your service! I just wish, you did not have to pay, so, high a price! You forever will, be a hero, in my eyes!
Wednesday, June 19, 2002
We Remember
Barry is buried at Pleasant View Cemetery, Spring TWP, Berks County,PA
Posted by: Robert Sage

Sunday, October 16, 2011
 Remembering Barry L. Adam
Hello, my name is Chelsey Shepos and I am in eleventh grade. I am learning about The Vietnam War in a class of mine, The Shaping of the Modern World, and got the opportunity to research some of the men and women involved in this war. I found a connection with you due to our birthdays being on the same day, May 14th. I was inspired by your life. You played a big role in the world and your efforts are appreciated. You stood up for the United States and served your duty well. I want to thank you for the difference you made for all of us. You were a good man
Posted by: Chelsey Shepos
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
THANKS - WE REMEMBER - September 24, 1988
Father's Day 1967. A tragic day for the parents of Army PFC Barry L. Adam, of Reading. That is the day they received word that their son was missing in South Vietnam. Mother's Day that year was the last time they had spoken to him in person by phone from the West Coast. That was his birthday also, and his mother wished him a happy birthday, and he wished her happy Mother's Day.
Barry was serving in Germany when he volunteered to go to Vietnam because he felt it was his duty. His mother said he was not afraid and believed he owed it to all the others who had gone over.
Born in Reading, Barry attended Reading High and was a member of St. Peter's Methodist Church. He enjoyed baseball and sang with Reading High's a cappella choir. He was a member of Explorer Post No. 46, St. John's United Church of Christ, and the Naval Reserves. He was working at the then Two Guys department store in Cumru Township when he enlisted in the Army.
Barry was killed when the personnel carrier in which he was riding hit a mine. He was awarded the Bronze Star.
Surviving at the time were his mother, father and two sisters.
He was in Vietnam two months, serving with the 25th Infantry Division.
He was 21 years old.

From the Berks County Vietnam Memorial dedication booklet
Posted by: Jim McIlhenney
Relationship: Native Pennsylvanian & VietVet
Monday, December 12, 2005
Not forgotten
Barry, Although we never met,I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we have today
Posted by: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Relationship: Fellow vet
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
 Thank You
America will be forever grateful for your heroic actions while serving this country. We will be forever grateful for your courage and bravery. Thank You
Posted by: Emily Porzelius
Thursday, March 27, 2003

IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548 
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Nov 27, 2018
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