Jack Lamar Barker, Missing in Action, Vietnam March 20, 1971

Jack Lamar Barker 

Major

Unit: 101st Aviation Battalion, 101st Airborne Division 

Date of Birth: 22-Mar-39
Date of Death: 20-Mar-71
City: Waycross
State: GA

Notes: Major Barker was a member of 101st Aviation Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. On March 20, 1971, he was flying in a Bell Iroquois Utility Helicopter (UH-1H) trying to extract ARVN troops from Laos, 20 west of Khe Sanh, when his aircraft was hit by enemy fire and crashed. His remains were recovered on December 5, 2002 and identified on August 30, 2005. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For more information, see:  http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/b/b361.htm

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jlbarker.htm

http://www.virtualwall.org/db/BarkerJL01a.htm

http://www.flyarmy.org/incident/71032010TXT.HTM

Did you know Jack Lamar Barker? 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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