35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC John Franklin Barry    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Alpha Company
1st Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC John Franklin Barry, who died in the service of his country on May 29th, 1966 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death John was 22 years of age. He was from Jamestown, New York. John is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 07E, Line 115.

The decorations earned by PFC John Franklin Barry include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

(from John's sister Colleen Trisler)

John was an avid outdoorsman; hunting, fishing, trapping. He was an excellent marksman with rifle or bow. He was very well thought of in the community of Busti, NY where he grew-up. His funeral was the largest one I have ever seen. John is buried in The Holy Cross cemetery on West Oak Hill road in Jamestown, NY; section ten, lot 66 south, grave number four.

Besides his parents, John had an older brother who was tragically killed in an automobile crash a year after John's death. At present, I am the only one left in the family. John deserves all the honor--he was an honorable young man.

In closing, let me say that the website honoring the men who served and gave their lives for our country, is a wonderful idea. God bless each and every one of them.

Best Regards,
Colleen M. Trisler