Name: James Patrick Barrios
Rank: Corporal / Specialist Four
Pay Grade: E4
Home of Record: Lemoore, CA
Birth Date: December 21, 1947
Race: American Indian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Death Date: January 12, 1969
Cause of Death: "ground casualty gun, small arms fire hostile";
Died in Dinh Tuong at age 21
The body was recovered.
Distinguished Service Cross Recipient, Posthumously.
Pruett and Barrios were quiet troopers and weren't the types that sought any glory. They were good hands and could always be counted on to carry their fair share of the load. Jim Pruett took a lot of pictures for me. He always had my back. This is the only picture of Barrios, he was a real quiet fella.
James Randall Pruett in the foreground, James Patrick Barrios with Helmet
|Comment||[Alberto Vargas (Big Al) Point Man for 2nd Plt, D Co 6/31st]|
Barrios, you and Calvin Robinson will never be forgotten. You guys held off the enemy while we dragged out our wounded at the cost of your lives .NO MAN HATH GREATER LOVE THEN TO LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. WORDS FROM THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, JESUS OF NAZARETH.]
|Comment||[Dale Sandt, 4th Platoon, Delta 68/69]
I miss you a great deal. We were very good friends. You are always in my thoughts. Every day.
Wish and pray you were still here with us.
May GOD bless and keep you in his loving arms.