Veterans' Memorial Project

Charles Edward Barnett

Houston, TX

Vietnam War

Graduation Year: Attended 1953-1956

Service Branch: Navy

Rank: Commander

Date of Birth: 01/18/1935

Date of Death: 06/23/1972

Affiliations: Naval ROTC; Alpha Tau Omega

Commander Barnett was a member of Attack Squadron 93, Carrier Air Wing 5 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CVA-41). He was the pilot of a Vought Attack Aircraft Corsair II (A-7B) on a strike mission into Nam Dinh, North Vietnam, when he was declared missing. His remains were recovered on November 3, 1988, and identified on February 17, 1989. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

-information taken from Web sites above and University of Illinois resources; also from information submitted by Kevin McLaughlin, University Library, Urbana-Champaign Campus

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