Barnes, Herbert Spencer


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct 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: Regular

Date of birth: 11-Feb-1951

Hometown: Bixby, Oklahoma

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 15-Aug-1969

Start of tour: 15-Oct-1970

Incident date: 19-May-1971

Date of casualty: 19-May-1971

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Herbert Spencer Barnes was killed while a passenger on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Loader on Sheridan tank on combat support mission, received rocket propelled grenade (RPG) and hostile small arms (SA) fire.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Herbert Spencer Barnes
PFC Mickey Daniel Lang

Location of fatality: Hua Nghia, South Vietnam, XT 527 207

Place of interment: Bixby Cemetery, Bixby, Oklahoma, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 03W 041 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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