Barton, Dennis Michael, LT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1965-1967, USS Forrestal (CV-59)
Service Years
1960 - 1967

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Des Moines, IA
Last Address
Des Moines, IA

Casualty Date
Jul 29, 1967
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Other Accident
Tonkin Gulf
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24E 014 /Section 46 Site 556-558

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry

 Ribbon Bar
Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations
VA-46 ClansmanUSS Forrestal (CV-59)
  1963-1967, VA-46 Clansman
  1965-1967, USS Forrestal (CV-59)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)/USS Forrestal (CVA-59) Fire
 Colleges Attended 
University of Northern IowaUniversity of Iowa
  1954-1955, University of Northern Iowa
  1956-1959, University of Iowa
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 18, 1959, Service Entry Date
  Nov 13, 1959, Commission Date (rank of Ensign)
  May 13, 1961, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Nov 01, 1963, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Feb 01, 2016, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The 1967 USS Forrestal fire was a devastating fire and series of chain-reaction explosions on 29 July 1967, that killed 134 sailors and injured 161 on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA-59), after an electrical anomaly discharged a Zuni rocket on the flight deck. Forrestal was engaged in combat operations in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War at the time.
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