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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Jedh Colby Barker ~ June 18, 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 06/17/2012 4:59:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 

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~ Hall of Heroes ~

Jedh Colby Barker

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Jedh Colby Barker (June 20, 1945 – September 21, 1967) was a United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Vietnam War in September 1967.

Jedh Barker was born on June 20, 1945, in Franklin, New Hampshire. At the age of six, he moved with his parents to Park Ridge, New Jersey, where he graduated from grammar school in 1960, and from Park Ridge High School in 1964, where he was captain of the football and baseball teams. He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, East Rutherford, New Jersey, and then Missouri State College, Kirksville, Missouri, until May 1966.

On June 20, 1966, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He was a member of the Special Volunteer Reserve, 1st Marine Corps District, New York, New York, until discharged to enlist in the regular Marine Corps on October 5, 1966.

After completion of recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, in December 1966, he underwent individual combat training and weapons special training with the 2nd Infantry Training Battalion, 1st Infantry Training Regiment, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He was promoted to private first class, December 1, 1966, while undergoing individual combat training.

In March 1967, PFC Barker joined Marine Air Base Squadron 21, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, San Francisco, California, and served as group guard until the following June.

Reassigned as a machine gunner with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, in the Republic of Vietnam. He was promoted to lance corporal on September 1, 1967. While on Operation Kingfisher southeast of Con Thien near Phu Oc, the Battalion that morning was ambushed by regiments of the 324B Division. Barker was killed in action on September 21, 1967, while on patrol.

The Medal of Honor was presented to Barker's family by Vice President Spiro Agnew in ceremonies held on October 31, 1969.

PFC Barker was buried at the George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, New Jersey.

The President of the United States in the name of the Congress takes pride in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR posthumously to

LANCE CORPORAL JEDH C. BARKER
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

for service as set forth in the following CITATION:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a machine gunner with Company F, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, Third Marine Division, in the Republic of Vietnam on 21 September 1967. During a reconnaissance operation near Con Thien, Corporal Barker's squad was suddenly hit by enemy sniper fire. The squad immediately deployed to a combat formation and advanced to a strongly fortified enemy position, when it was again struck by small arms and automatic weapons fire, sustaining numerous casualties. Although wounded by the initial burst of fire, Corporal Barker boldly remained in the open, delivering a devastating volume of accurate fire on the numerically superior force. The enemy was intent upon annihilating the small Marine force and, realizing that Corporal Barker was a threat to their position, directed the preponderance of their fire on his position. He was again wounded, this time in the right hand, which prevented him from operating his vitally needed machine gun. Suddenly, and without warning, an enemy grenade landed in the midst of the few surviving Marines. Unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his own personal safety, Corporal Barker threw himself upon the deadly grenade, absorbing with his own body the full and tremendous force of the explosion. In a final act of bravery, he crawled to the side of a wounded comrade and administered first aid before succumbing to his grievous wounds. His bold initiative, intrepid fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of almost certain death undoubtedly saved his comrades from further injury or possible death and reflected great credit upon himself, the Marine Corps, and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

/S/RICHARD M. NIXON

 

 

 

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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening Connor.{{{{hugs}}}}


41 posted on 06/17/2012 8:21:43 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv....((HUGS))....another of our heroes for sure.

A good day for you? A nap?


42 posted on 06/17/2012 8:23:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: LUV W

Good evening LUVW.{{{HUGS}}}


43 posted on 06/17/2012 8:26:59 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi, Kathy! (((hugs)))

It WAS a great day...and yes, I did get a nap! :) You know me
all too well. LOL!


44 posted on 06/17/2012 8:29:08 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Faith....can’t do without it. Prayers continue for you and those young ones.


45 posted on 06/17/2012 8:31:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
Mrs Noooooooseman!!!!
It's soooooo good to see you! :)
How have you been?

46 posted on 06/17/2012 8:33:42 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


47 posted on 06/17/2012 8:33:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
Good evening, Mrs. N!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening! It's been ages - I hope things are going well with you!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

On 6Nov2012 – I’m writing in Ronald W. Reagan for President – his mouldering corpse will do more for our Nation than either of the major party nominees!

48 posted on 06/17/2012 8:36:22 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC
Thanks very much, Kathy! And thanks to you and Star for tonight's Hall of Heroes thread.

*HUGS*

LCpl. Baker is a worthy addition to our pantheon!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

On 6Nov2012 – I’m writing in Ronald W. Reagan for President – his mouldering corpse will do more for our Nation than either of the major party nominees!

49 posted on 06/17/2012 8:39:27 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Mrs. MacNessa and I just got back from seeing Riverdance at Wolf Trap Farm Park in its final American performance. It was excellent - a few changes from the original show but all the important numbers were still there. Before the performance we had dinner at Ovations restaurant - the on-site restaurant at Wolf Trap. A good repast - a couple of glasses of wine. All in all it was a great evening.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

On 6Nov2012 – I’m writing in Ronald W. Reagan for President – his mouldering corpse will do more for our Nation than either of the major party nominees!

50 posted on 06/17/2012 8:46:49 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

So glad you and Mrs MacNessa had a lovely evening...a nice repast and a great show. Nice.....I really enjoyed Riverdance when I saw it up here.


51 posted on 06/17/2012 8:54:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!





Missing Man Setting

Schumann - Traumerei
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Never Forget Those Who Sacrificed All That We Could Live In Freedom!!






Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

52 posted on 06/17/2012 9:02:43 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!





Missing Man Setting

Schumann - Traumerei
(Click)


Never Forget Those Who Sacrificed All That We Could Live In Freedom!!






Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

53 posted on 06/17/2012 9:03:16 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks Kathy, yes I did.


54 posted on 06/17/2012 9:03:30 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!



TATTOO
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Must retire – the 0500 0430 Reveille approaches relentlessly. Our Taskmasters vex us with an ever-increasing burden of work. They have sequestered us in a remote chamber known only as “The Land of the Lost”, which bears a banner over the lintel stating:

“ABANDON ALL HOPE, YE WHO ENTER HERE!”

They stand and mutely watch over us as we toil hour upon hour without respite.

The Bugler, their minion, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer, already mounts the parapet.

If I can escape their iron grip, I’ll chat with you all on the morrow. I can say no more – they approach!

Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!




Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!









Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

55 posted on 06/17/2012 9:05:20 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

I hope you have pictures! We haven’t seen them for a while!

I hope you are well! Still working at the same job?


56 posted on 06/17/2012 9:10:01 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks, unique, for the troopers.

Mac.....#50!!


57 posted on 06/17/2012 9:32:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
Thanks, Mac, for the Missing Man Setting as we remember those who have given their all that we may gather safe and secure.
58 posted on 06/17/2012 9:37:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well. Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present. Thank you for your service to our country.


59 posted on 06/17/2012 9:45:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening Kathy! ((HUGS!)) As always, thank you very much. Our young people need to know about real heroes.


60 posted on 06/17/2012 10:31:49 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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