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Barry Lon Unfried

Born September 9, 1949
Died June 2, 1969
Service Branch Marines
Rank Lance Corporal
Rating or Job  
Campaign Viet Nam
Military Citations  
Notes Service Number 2425888

Ground casualty - misadventure

Quang Nam Province

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Pfc. Barry Lon Unfried

Sept. 9, 1948-June 2, 1969


Drawings by Barry Unfried still grace the walls of his mother’s apartment. She keeps a photo album that depicts his life from

babyhood through grade school to the final ones showing a serious, chinless man in fatigues holding an M-l6.

Born and raised in Oroville. Unfried

graduated from Oroville High School in 1967.

Faced with the draft and at a time when the Air Force and Navy were refusing new enlistments, Unfried enlisted in the Marine Corps shortly after graduation.

On Memorial Day, May 31, 1969, Untried had just returned from R & R and was back with his unit near An Hoa. He was outside the perimeter gathering unexploded U.S. ordnance when he stepped on a mine or a shell blew up.

The Oroville Marine died of his wounds three days later.

Courtesy Chico News & Review, May 26, 1988



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Chico News & Review

Mementos Unfried