Barrios, Marcello Nunez


Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 16-Jan-1944

Hometown: Artesia, California

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 12-Nov-1968

Start of tour: 18-May-1969

Incident date: 12-Aug-1969

Date of casualty: 12-Aug-1969

Age at death: 25

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Marcello Nunez Barrios was killed while crew member of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Scout observer on Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight.

Five Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Marcello Nunez Barrios
1LT Jonathan Paul Hash
SGT Larry Roman Schmidt
SGT Christopher Cutler Webster
SP4 Larry Jay Wheeler

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 784 814

Place of interment: All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach, California, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 19W 021 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)