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September 11, 2021

Honor Mission
Leroy K. Barber , Active Duty
USN –  WWII
new London, Wisconsin  09-11-21

ABOUT THE MISSION:

This is one listing for the missions for three brothers, all lost at the same time. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that brothers, Navy Fireman 1st Class Malcolm J. Barber, 22, Navy Fireman 1st Class Leroy K. Barber, 21, and Navy Fireman 2nd Class Randolph H. Barber, 19, of New London, Wisconsin, killed during World War II, were accounted for on June 10, 2021. On Dec. 7, 1941, the Barber brothers were assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including the Barber brothers.From December 1941 to June 1944, Navy personnel recovered the remains of the deceased crew, which were subsequently interred in the Halawa and Nu’uanu Cemeteries. In September 1947, tasked with recovering and identifying fallen U.S. personnel in the Pacific Theater, members of the American Graves Registration Service (AGRS) disinterred the remains of U.S. casualties from the two cemeteries and transferred them to the Central Identification Laboratory at Schofield Barracks.Leroy Barber’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XeKBEA0.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 09-11-21
Staging Time: 08:00

New London High School
1700 Klatt Rd
New London, Wisconsin

Ride Captain:

Tony Van Kampen
jan2347@yahoo.com
Andy Brigham, Steve Boutwell

Special Instructions:

ALL vehicles will stage at the High School. Members will walk from the SE corner to the cemetery on Bean City Road. No PGR vehicles at the cemetery.We have many preparations to make in a short time, please come early and help set flags.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: John Curran
Position: Wisconsin State Captain

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