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In Memoriam

Drew James Barrett, III '63

A Lancer out of sight
Never out of mind


2nd Lt. Drew James Barrett, III,
U.S.
Marine Corps

Perished in
Vietnam

3 January 1945 9 March 1969

Jimmy, aka DJ, began his Vietnam tour in June of 1968.  However, just eight months later on February 27, 1969, his platoon was ambushed in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam.  According to a family member, James B. Bonham, III, who was also serving in Vietnam at the time, Jimmy was hit heavily by AK-47 gunfire and succumbed to his wounds on March 9, 1969.  He was 24.  He rests at Arlington National Cemetery.

Vietnam War Memorial