Barr, John Frederick, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 131X, VA-164 Ghost Riders
Service Years
1951 - 1967
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hope, AR
Last Address
Hope, AR

Casualty Date
Oct 18, 1967
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Houston National Cemetery - Houston, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
28E 033 / Section: G1 Site: 115

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 Duty Stations
VA-83 RampagersUSS Forrestal (CVA-59)USS Oriskany (CVA-34)VA-164 Ghost Riders
  1962-1965, 131X, VA-83 Rampagers
  1964-1965, 131X, USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
  1967-1967, USS Oriskany (CVA-34)
  1967-1967, 131X, VA-164 Ghost Riders
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1960-1973 Vietnam War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 11, 1989, Remains Return to US Soil
  Aug 28, 1995, Remains Identified
  Oct 22, 2012, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On October 18, 1967, VA 164 pilot LCDR John F. Barr was killed when his Skyhawk was hit by enemy fire and slammed into the ground while on a strike mission at Haiphong. 

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, American Battle Monuments Commission
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