Virginia Heroes

George Draton Barnette

Captain, Army

Born: November 30, 1919
Hometown: Giles County, VA
Served In: Korea, World War II
Casualty Date: September 21, 1950
Died In: South Korea

Captain Barnette served as the Commander of the 3rd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was killed in action when Headquarters was struck by artillery fire.

He had also served in World War II then re-enlisted on December 9, 1942.

Before the war, he was employed by Mutual Insurance Company of Roanoke, Virginia.

He is buried in Beichlawn Burial Park, Pearisburg, Virginia.

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