Barden, Arnold Winfield, Jr., LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1971-1971, 131X, HA(L)-3 Seawolves
Service Years
1969 - 1971
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Diego, CA
Last Address
San Diego, CA

Casualty Date
Sep 20, 1971
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02W 020

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Duty Stations
FASOTRAGRULANT (Faculty Staff)/SERE Training Unit (Cadre)USN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)HA(L)-3 Seawolves
  1970-1970, 131X, FASOTRAGRULANT (Faculty Staff)/SERE Training Unit (Cadre)
  1971-1971, 131X, USN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)
  1971-1971, 131X, Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)
  1971-1971, 131X, HA(L)-3 Seawolves
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (70-71)
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (71)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1965-1969, United States Naval Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
LTJG Arnold W. Barden, Jr, USN, USNA Class of 1969, was killed in action on 20 September 1971 14 km. W-SW of Duc Hoa City in South Vietnam. He was piloting a UH-1B (hull number 62-04602) when his main rotor departed in flight due to hostile action over Bien Hoa Province.

He was assigned to the SEAWOLVES of HA(L)-3 [HELATKRON -3] [Helicopter Attack Squadron 3] with USNAVFORV [US Naval Forces, Vietnam]. He had been flying missions in-country for 9 months.

Other members of deceased crew consisted of
LCDR Laurence L. Cover
AMS1 Harold E. Cowen
ADJ2 Charles H. Goldbin
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