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William E. Barber
US Marine Corp, Medal of Honor Recipient Korea
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William Earl Barber was an officer in the United States Marine Corps awarded with the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. With only 220 men under his command, Barber held off more than 1,400 People's Republic of China soldiers during six days of fighting. Despite the extreme cold weather conditions and himself suffering a bone fracturing wound to the leg, Barber refused an order to leave his position fearing that a retreat would trap 8,000 other Marines. Barber and his limited number of men killed over 1,000 enemy troops; only 82 of his men were able to walk away after eventually being relieved. 
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November 30th, 1919 in Kentucky  /  Died:   Apr 22nd, 2002
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2015/11/12
New Scanned Autograph (TTM/Probably Authentic)
2015/11/12
New Scanned Autograph (TTM/Probably Authentic)
2006/09/28
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Date: Apr 22nd, 2002
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