Barrett, Michael Barry, HN

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1967-1968, HM-8404, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines (1/9)
Service Years
1966 - 1968

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Home Town
Los Angles, CA
Last Address
Los Angeles, CA

Casualty Date
Feb 08, 1968
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
San Fernando Mission Cemetery - Mission Hills, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
38E 020

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At 0415 On 8 February 1968. Alpha. I Outpost came under a heavy ground and mortar attack. At the same time, the Battalion perimeter began receiving mortar, rocket and artillery fire, which was continued throughout the attack. The initial attack was beaten back. At 0610 the enemy regrouped and attacked,penetrating the wire and were again beaten back. The attack continued in waves and the enemy managed to take the northwest slope of the perimeter. At 0740 a relief column consisting of the Alpha Command Group and Alpha II left to retake and consolidate the Alpha I Outpost. At 0825 the relief column reached the crest of the hill. Fighting continued until approximately 1100 when the outpost was retaken. At the same time Company "D" observed a large number of enemy withdrawing from the Alpha I Outpost. Company "D"  opened fire with all available arms. The result s after the days fight was twenty-four friendly KIA, 29 friendly WIA and over one hundred and fifty enemy bodies were found by Companies "A" and "D". Between 0400 and 1400 on 8 February the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines received over three hundred and fifty rounds of enemy supporting arms Fire. 
9th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/9) February 1968 Command Chronology 
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