Barney, Bernard, S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Last Rating/NEC Group
Rating/NEC Group Unknown
Primary Unit
1943-1943, USS Cony (DD-508)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
Seaman Second Class

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Brighton, NY
Last Address
445 Richs Dugway Rd
Brighton, NY
(Father~Calvin Barney)

Casualty Date
Oct 27, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Burns
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Oakwood Cemetery - Penfield, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Loc. B, Lot 1205

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World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (Newport, RI)
 Duty Stations
USS Cony (DD-508)
  1943-1943, USS Cony (DD-508)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Vella Lavella
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Treasury-Bougainville Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Sep 25, 1942, Service Entry Date & Serial Number
  Oct 30, 1942, Received on USS Cony
  Dec 01, 1942, Promoted to S2c
  Oct 27, 2013, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
While serving on board the Destroyer U.S.S. CONY (DD-508), in action against the enemy during the occupation of the Treasury Islands in the Solomons, on 27 October 1943. When the CONY sustained two direct hits on her main deck killing 8 of her men and wounding 10, while being attacked by about 25 enemy bombers, Seaman Second Class Barney assisted in bringing the raging flames under control. Although fatally burned, he then volunteered for the repair party and contributed materially to the survival of his ship in an extremely critical encounter
                                   
   
Comments/Citation

 
Name of Award
Navy Cross
Year Awarded
1945
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Seaman Second Class Bernard Barney (NSN: 6085810), United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving on board the Destroyer U.S.S. CONY (DD-508), in action against the enemy during the occupation of the Treasury Islands in the Solomons, on 27 October 1943. When the CONY sustained two direct hits on her main deck killing 8 of her men and wounding 10, while being attacked by about 25 enemy bombers, Seaman Second Class Barney assisted in bringing the raging flames under control. Although fatally burned, he then volunteered for the repair party and contributed materially to the survival of his ship in an extremely critical encounter. The conduct of Seaman Second Class Barney throughout this action reflects great credit upon himself, and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country. 
Action Date: October 27, 1943
Service: Navy
Rank: Seaman Second Class
Ship: U.S.S. Cony (DD-508)
   
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