Howard Leroy Barden, Missing in Action, Vietnam, January 13, 1967

Howard Leroy Barden


Unit: 12th Fighter Commando Squadron 

Date of Birth: 28-Oct-33
Date of Death: 31-Jan-67
City: Cuyahoga Falls
State: OH

Notes: Captain Barden was a member of the 12th Fighter Commando Squadron. On January 31, 1967, he was a crew member of a Fairchild Provider Cargo Aircraft (UC-123B) on a defoliation mission about 5 miles south-southwest of Sepone, Savannakhet Province, Laos when the aircraft was hit by hostile fire and crashed. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For more information, see:   

Did you know Howard Leroy Barden? Did you serve with him? Did you wear his bracelet? Do you have a story of him or photo to share?  If you can answer yes to any of those questions, please leave a comment, so all can know that he has not been forgotten.

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