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Name  Barney C. Irving
Rank  Private 1st Class
Serial #  42026428
Company  F
Unit  36AIR
Servicebranch  Infantry
State, City  New York, Watertown
Date of birth  1922-11-28
Date of death  1945-04-16
Place of death  Kleutsch area, Germany
Cause of death  Killed in Action
Plot,Row,Grave  L, 16, 22
Cemetery   Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands,Google Maps
Awards  Purple Heart
Remarks  Pfc. Irving C. Barney , 22, son of Floyd Barney , Front Street, and grandson of Mrs. Charles Cook, 157 Mechanic St., with whom he made his home before entering the service, was killed in action in Germany on April 16, according to a War Department telegram received by Mrs. Cook. On Wednesday Mrs. Cook received a telegram saying that her grandson was missing in action. Pvt. Barney , who was in the invasion of France on D-Day, June 6, was wounded in action in Belgium Aug. 17, and was later awarded the Purple Heart medal, which he sent home to his grandmother. He left for overseas duty in April 1944, and had served in England, France, Belgium and Germany. He was inducted into the Army Nov. 26, 1943. Pvt. Barney was born Nov. 28, 1922, in Gouverneur, a son of Floyd Barney and the late Catherine Cook Barney , who died Oct. 8, 1943. He attended the schools in Gouverneur and resided there until his family moved to Theresa. After his mother's death in 1943, he came to Watertown to live with his grandmother. Surviving the soldier besides his father and grandmother are a brother and two sisters.
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