Summary

Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Private 1
Birth:
08 Aug 1950 1
Death:
21 Jun 1969 1
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Full Name:
James John Barton 1
Birth:
08 Aug 1950 1
Male 1
Death:
21 Jun 1969 1
Cause: Artillery, Rocket, Mortar 1
Age at Death: 18 1
Body Recovered: Recovered 1
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died of Wounds 1
Residence:
Hometown: Jamesburg, NJ 1
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Marriage:
Marital Status: Single 1
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Private 1
Battalion:
3rd Bn 1
Company:
K Co 1
Enlistment Type:
Regular 1
Grade:
E1 1
Major Command:
1st Mar Div 1
Regiment:
5th Marines 1
Service:
Marine Corps 1
Specialty:
Basic Infantryman (USMC) 1
Tour Start Date:
04 Feb 1969 1
Years Served:
1 1
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Religion:
Roman Catholic 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 1
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 102 1
Panel: 22W 1

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Stories

Thank you Marine for your service to this great nation and our Corps..

THE WALL

Standing here in front of the Wall
silently reading your name
solemnly I thank you one and all
Each of you different, yet the same

The list seems forever endless
but I remember your faces
you made the supreme sacrifice, I confess
as I walk slowly with measured paces

Each one of you answered the call
willingly or not, you gave your lives
Rest easy, my Brothers - heroes all
The Nation still survives


"War drew us from our homeland

In the sunlit springtime of our youth.

Those who did not come back alive remain

 in perpetual springtime -- forever young --

And a part of them is with us always."

--- Author Unknown ---

 God Bless  You                  ike

More then a "Name on The Wall."

Name On The Wall

by Jimmy Fortune and John Rimel

 

I saw her from a distance
as she walked up to the wall
She laid a wreath of flowers,
then her tears began to fall

She took out pen and paper,
as to trace her memories
She looked up to the heavens,
and the words she said were these:

"Lord, my boy was special,
and he meant so much to me
And though I'd love to have him,
just one more time to see

All I have are memories,
and monuments recall
So Lord, let me know he's not
just a name upon a wall"

"He's really missed by family,
being home on Christmas day
He died for God and Country,
in a place so far away

I remember just a little boy,
playing war when he was three
But this time it's for real.
He wont be coming home to me"

"You know my boy was special,
and he meant so much to me
And though I'd love to have him here,
I know that this can't be

So thank you for the memories,
and the moments I recall
And please just tell him
he is more than a name upon a wall"

Vietnam Wall Panel coords 22W 102 JAMES JOHN BARTON Marine Corps - PVT - E1 Age: 18 Race: Caucasian Sex: Male Date of Birth Aug 8, 1950 From: JAMESBURG, NJ Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC Marital Status: Single *************************** H&S Company: Pfc Royal P. Oden, Spokane, WA (DoW 06/18/1969) I Company (attack on night position on 26 June): Cpl Richard P. Speakman, Williamsport, OH LCpl Robert C. Gontero, Lutherburg, PA Pfc William H. Roddick, Highland, CA K Company: Pfc Eddie L. Locklear, Whiteville, NC (06/22/1969) Pfc John L. Murdock, Medford, MA (06/21/1969) Pvt James J. Barton, Jamesburg, NJ (DoW 06/21/1969) M Company: LCpl William D. Hegwood, Charlotte, NC (06/22/1969) LCpl Terry A. Householter, Concordia, KS (06/23/1969) (Bronze Star "V") Pfc Charles F. Tyson, Fellsmere, FL (06/21/1969)

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