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James N. Barba
Born (1921-03-23)March 23, 1921
Died June 13, 1944(1944-06-13) (aged 23)
Place of birth Connecticut
Place of burial St. Agnes Cemetery, Branford, Connecticut
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service -1944
Rank Corporal
Service number 11065499
Unit Company G, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Distinguished Service Cross

James N. Barba (23 March 1921 in Connecticut – Killed in action 13 June 1944) was a American Corporal in the United States Army during World War II. He also was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross which was awarded for having distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy in circumstances which do not justify the award of the Medal of Honor.

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Distinguished Service Cross synopsis[edit | edit source]

Corporal James N. Barba (ASN: 11065499), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 502d Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944 in France. Corporal Barba's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "James N. Barba". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=6350. Retrieved 23 July 2017. 
  2. Airborne Website
  3. Branford Sports Hall of Fame

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