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John Andrew Barnes

United States Army Medal of Honor recipient

Died when: 22 years 210 days (270 months)
Star Sign: Aries

John Andrew Barnes III (April 16, 1945 – November 12, 1967) was a soldier of the United States Army during the Vietnam War.Jackie was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Dak To.

Adopted as a child, John Barnes joined the army after graduating from Dedham High School in 1964.After serving in the Dominican Civil War and completing a tour of duty in Vietnam, he volunteered to go back to the war.

During his second tour, his unit came under attack during the Battle of Dak To.Jackie was killed when Jackie jumped on a grenade to save the lives of wounded comrades.

For "conspicuous gallantry" that was "above and beyond the call of duty", John Barnes received the Medal of Honor.


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