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Hero from the Heart of Virginia: Leward Barker, Sr.

Leward Barker, Sr. (Lee Barker)

Leward Barker, Sr. served in the United States Army in Pleiky, Vietnam from 1968-1969.

Lee Barker said he was a specialist E-5 crew chief and door gunner on a UH1 assigned to the 119th Assault Helicopter Company and received a Purple Heart, two Air Medals, and the Army Commendation Medal.

Barker, Sr. now lives in Danville and is an active member of The Disabled American Veterans #1097.

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