|James N. Barba|
|Born||March 23, 1921|
|Died||June 13, 1944(aged 23)|
|Place of birth||Connecticut|
|Place of burial||St. Agnes Cemetery, Branford, Connecticut|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||-1944|
|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.
Awards & Decorations[edit | edit source]
- Distinguished Service Cross in 1944 (posthumously) as Corporal in Company G, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
- Purple Heart
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]
- "James N. Barba". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=6350. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
- Airborne Website
- Branford Sports Hall of Fame
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