Edward Barry

Edward Francis Barry (1946 - 1969)

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SGT Edward Francis Barry
Born in Wantagh, Nassau, New York, United Statesmap
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Brother of , [private sister (1940s - unknown)] and
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Long An, Vietnammap
Profile last modified 28 Sep 2019 | Created 7 Dec 2015
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SGT Edward Barry was Killed in Action during the Vietnam War`.
SGT Edward Barry served in the United States Army in the Vietnam War
Service started: 5 Feb 1968
Unit(s): 9th Inf Div, USARV
Service ended: 15 Feb 1969

Edward Francis Barry was born August 04, 1946 in Wantagh, Nassau, New York. His father was Edward Barry. Edward is said to have a sister name Valerie and a niece, Jada and nephew, Jason Edward. [1]

Sgt Edward Francis Barry was killed in action during the Vietnam War February 15, 1969 in Long An, Vietnam. Sgt Barry was one of many heroes of battle for Saigon during Tet -68 and May offensive. He extended his tour 15 days, but was KIA 10 days before leaving Vietnam, during a ground attack on 2/47 base camp at Binh Phuoc.

During his time in Vietnam, Edward was assigned to B CO, 2ND BN, 47TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV, United States Army.

Sgt Barry received the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal along with the Combat Infantryman Badge. [[1]]

Edward Francis Barry was buried at Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York. He was only 22. [2]


  1. http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/2681/EDWARD-F-BARRY?page=2#remembrances
  2. Find A Grave: Memorial #331207
  • U.S., Vietnam War Military Casualties, 1956-1998 Birth, Marriage & Death Name Edward Francis Barry Birth 4 Aug 1946 Death 15 Feb 1969 - Age: 22 Military 6 Mar 1968 Origin Wantah, New York Other Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
  • U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 Birth, Marriage & Death Name Edward F. Barry Birth 4 Aug 1946 Death 15 Feb 1969 Civil New York

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My older brother Frankie, Francis Edward Barry had told me a story about a visit to the "Vietnam Veterans National Memorial" in Washington, DC years ago when he spotted Edward Francis Barry's name on the wall. He took a double take and his face was in shock and a bit confused... You see, he read the name wrong, Frankie thought it said "Francis Edward" Barry on the Wall. He did some research and found the name again, this time with a birth date the same as his, in August 1946. Again, another shock. To think this man took a spot on "the wall", after serving his country for my brother and all of us Barry's from the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area. Thank you Sgt Edward Francis Barry for your ultimate sacrifice for our nation. MSG Dorothy M. Barry, Retired U.S. Army.
posted 29 Nov 2016 by Dorothy Barry   [thank Dorothy]
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A special thank you to WikiTree member and researcher "Dallace Moore" (Moore-34858) who located an obituary listing the siblings and other family members of Sgt Edward Frances Barry and sent it to me to share. It is posted on his father's page: Edward Joseph Barry (Barry-3040). Also a note of appreciation to Sandra Davidson (Barry-3041) who created Sgt Barry's parents' WikiTree pages back in Nov 2017. Now more connections can be made to this family!!
posted by Dorothy Barry
Hi Dorothy,

How are you doing

I have found an obit for Edward Joseph Barry, husband of Theresa. Would you want me to send it to you or upload it somewhere.

posted by Dallace Moore

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