George L BarberCaptain
B CO, 1ST BN, 7TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
02 March 1943 - 04 March 1968
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I was CPT George Lincoln Barber's training officer for three eight week training cycles in Company A, 16th Bn, 4th Tng. Brig. USATCA, Ft. Knox, Ky. Linc volunteered for Viet Nam after completing a year in command of the company. He had applied for a regular army commission and planned to be a career officer. He was a superior officer who knew how to command and how to develop new officers under his command. I followed him in command of A-16-4 through his encouragement, support and recommendation.
He had been in-country one month when his armored personnel carrier hit a land mine. All who knew him were in shock at his loss. I will always remember him. He was a fine officer, a loving husband and father of a one year old son, and a good friend.
James R. Walsh
I went to high school with Lincoln and was in the National Guard with him before he went to OCS.
Lincoln was a fine, intelligent person. He was well liked by all of his peers.
He will always be missed.
From a friend,
I knew Lincoln in high school. As it turns out, we were in Vietnam at the same time. He had an inquisitive mind and a quick wit. I am sure that those traits served him well later in life and in the military. The good do die young.
From a high school friend,
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a Training Officer under his command,
James R. Walsh
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 7 May 2002
Last updated 06/07/2008