Magnificent Bastard, LCpl Jedh Colby Barker, recipient of the Medal of Honor and killed in the line of duty 21 September 1967, and is on our Wall of Honor.
He is being honored with a special tribute by his New Hampshire community, on Memorial Day 2022. See more below.
“This Memorial Day, May 30, 2022, we honor ALL veterans who fought for the freedom of this Nation, and especially those that were Killed in Action, Prisoner of Wars, Missing in Action, and those that were awarded the Medal of Honor, our country’s highest award for bravery and conspicuous acts of gallantry.
This year, we are giving special tribute to New Hampshire’s only Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient of the Vietnam War, LCPL Jedh C. Barker, USMC, and his family who will be attending.
A combined service of Masonic, VFW, American Legion, and several invited Marine Corps units with be held at the Franklin VFW Post 1698 on Memorial Day at 1400 hours.
Everyone is invited to share in this tribute to a fallen hero born in Franklin. Light refreshments will be available.
For more information, contact any Officer or Member of VFW Post 1698, American Legion Post 49, Or Elks 1280.”
Father Roger Sargent, who passed along the information to us also said:
“I hope many 2/4 Marines will come. The Army associations in New England are proudly sending the 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles” and the 173rd Airborne to pay tribute to a fallen brother and comrade in arms regardless of the uniform LCPL Barker wore in Vietnam. We ALL recognize each other time, service and sacrifices. I am glad I am not the enemy going up against any of those extraordinary units in combat today whether Marines, Army, Navy and USAF!! The price of freedom is not free.”
Thanks to Capt Kaler, USMC (Ret) who sent the following pictures and said:
“Traveled to Franklin, NH today for the MOH ceremony. Very well attend by local offices, veterans and families and veterans groups from throughout NH during multiple trips events. I was able to attend at the VFW with my boys.
2/4 sent the first recipient of the LCpl Barker Leadership Award and one of the Skippers. ”