Barfield, Larry Bruce


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 19-Oct-1943

Hometown: Sarasota, Florida

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 8-Aug-1968

Start of tour: 5-Jan-1969

Incident date: 13-Apr-1969

Date of casualty: 13-Apr-1969

Age at death: 25

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Larry Bruce Barfield was killed while on combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / On combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight.

Ten Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP4 Larry Bruce Barfield
SP4 Robert Jay Brinkman
SFC Harry Payne Burton Jr
SP4 Charles Chandler
SP4 Gary John Dasher
SSG Harold Lee Greever
SP4 Kenneth Vern Jensen
SGT Bruce Ervin Johnson
SGT Terry Edward Jones
SGT Joseph Anthony Oreto

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 428 557

Place of interment: Palms Memorial Park, Sarasota, Florida, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 27W 070 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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