Barry Thomas Reinhardt
Sergeant
E CO, 1ST BN, 6TH INFANTRY, 198TH INFANTRY BDE,
AMERICAL DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Minneapolis, Minnesota
November 13, 1944 to May 05, 1968
BARRY T REINHARDT is on the Wall at Panel 55E, Line 28

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Barry T Reinhardt

SGT BARRY THOMAS REINHARDT


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SGT BARRY THOMAS REINHARDT


Barry T Reinhardt

SGT BARRY THOMAS REINHARDT


Barry T Reinhardt

SGT BARRY THOMAS REINHARDT

 
07 Jul 2006

REMEMBERED

by a cousin,
Bob Vincent
bayoubark@bellsouth.net

 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

During early May 1968 elements of the 198th Infantry Brigade had several engagements with NVA forces in Quang Tin Province, particularly along the east-west axis formed by LZs EAST (Hill 488), CENTER (Hill 348), and WEST (Hill 440) along the Hiep Duc Valley.

At 1030 05 May 1968 a UH-1D (tail number 66-17075) from the 176th AHC was shot down at BT069246 while carrying troops for a recon patrol southeast of LZ CENTER. The aircraft was hit by .51 caliber fire while at 2,500 feet, lost its main rotor, crashed and burned, killing ten men:

  • Aircrew, 176th AHC:
    • CWO David L. Blattel, Scott City, MO, pilot
    • 1LT Samuel R. Gardner, Wichita, KS, copilot
    • SP4 Gordon L. Terrell, Gervais, OR, gunner
    • PFC Gary M. Meier, Lake Crystal, MN, crew chief

  • Passengers, E Co, 1st Bn, 6th Infantry:
    • SGT James P. Freeman, Masterson, TX
    • SGT Robert E. Quick, Elkhart, IN
    • SGT Barry T. Reinhardt, Minneapolis, MN
    • CPL Russell W. Eggert, Cleveland, OH
    • CPL Duane M. Normandin, Gentilly, MN
    • CPL Robert G. Weddendorf, Inglewood, CA
Fifteen minutes later UH-1C tail number 66-00510 from the 71st AHC was shot down at BT075248. Although all four crewmen were injured, none died. Soldiers from Bravo 1/6 Infantry were picked up by helicopter at LZ Center and combat assaulted at 1435 hrs to secure the area near the downed aircraft. At 1750 D Company, 1/20 Infantry were inserted to reinforce Bravo 1/6. At 1824 Bravo 1/6 and Delta 1/20 received incoming 82mm mortar fire at BT083247, killing one soldier and wounding six others from Delta 1/20. An immediate air strike was called at BT083246, only 100 meters distant from the friendly troops. Three US soldiers were wounded by bomb fragments - and one of them died from his injuries. These two men were
  • SGT Larry F. Gleason, Harleysville, PA, A Co, 26th Eng Bn, and
  • SP5 John L. Vories, Booneville, AR, medic, HHC 1/20 with Delta 1/20.
As night fell the two rifle companies formed a defensive perimeter, and on 06 May recovered the bodies from the burned out hulk of 66-17075.

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