BARRY LEE MOYER
SP4 - E4 - Army -
11th Armored Cavalry
19 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jun 30, 1948
From REINHOLDS, PENNSYLVANIA
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Jul 13, 1967
Casualty was on Mar 02, 1968
in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
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Thomas K. Healy remembers Barry Lee Moyer
September 16, 2002
"He Died In My Place"
Posted By: Thomas K. Healy
Relationship: Fellow Trooper
I was assigned to K Troop from August 10, 1967 until August 20, 1968. Barry and I
were part of a convoy that was going from Tan Son Nhut to K Troop which was about 15
Kilometers West. Before the convoy left, I was seated in the driver's seat of a 3/4
ton truck and Barry was on my right. Barry asked me if he could drive out then
switch positions on the way back. Reluctantly, I agreed to switch positions with
him. At the edge of an apparent VC village, Barry Stuck a land mine, which killed
him instantly. I was blow through the windshield and later sent to a hospital in
Saigon. So you see, Barry died in my place and to this very day, I ask the Good Lord
why? In a very real sense I owe my life to Barry.