Karger, Barry Edwin, 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
1968-1968, 139X, VT-10 Wildcats
Service Years
1964 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
May 14, 1968
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona - Phoenix, Arizona
Wall/Plot Coordinates
60E 013 / Section 43 Site 1188

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

                      VA-93, CVW-5, USS BON HOMME RICHARD


USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/A-31), the second United States Navy ship of that name, was named in honor of John Paul Jones' famous frigate, usually rendered in more correct French as Bonhomme Richard, to honor Benjamin Franklin, the American Commissioner at Paris whose almanac, Poor Richard's Almanac had been published in France under the title Les Maximes du Bonhomme Richard. As her sister Essex-class ship the Franklin was also named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, he was therefore the only person ever to have two commissioned US Navy warships named in his honor at the same time.

                              ATTACK SQUADRON 93

                              DOUGLAS A-4 SKYHAWK

A-4 Skyhawk

Vietnam Wall Panel coords 60E 013


VA-93 Squadron Photo, January 1968, San Diego. Arrow points to LTJG Barger.

"On May 14, 1968, Lieutenant Barry Karger was assigned a strike mission over Quang Binh province, North Vietnam in A-4F Skyhawk BuNo. 154198, side number NF 304. During this mission something terrible went wrong and Lieutenant Karger did not return to Bon Homme Richard." 


From top to bottom CDR Bob Wilson, LTJG Sam Schneider, LCDR Mike Trout, and LTJG Barry Karger.   Photo from the 1968 cruise book.



 Tributes from Members  
A GREAT HERO posted by Sylvester, Louis (Eddie), BM3 10
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLAdvanced Flight Training CourseVA-93 Blue Blazers/Ravens
USS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)VT-10 Wildcats
  1964-1968, 131X, Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)
  1965-1965, 139X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1966-1966, 139X, Advanced Flight Training Course
  1967-1968, 131X, VA-93 Blue Blazers/Ravens
  1967-1968, 131X, USS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)
  1968-1968, 139X, VT-10 Wildcats
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  REMEMBERED by a VA-93 squadronmate
  Jun 22, 2015, General Photos1
 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
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