Whitehall Elementary School

Whitehall Elementary School, Whitehall, New York
PFC. Duane F Barlow Children’s Reading Space

Private Barlow was born on November 27, 1927. He enlisted in the US Army in his hometown of Washington County, New York. His unit, Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, engaged the Chinese army in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. His specialty was Medical Aidman. He was captured while tending his wounded comrades during the fighting from Kunu-ri, North Korea on December 1, 1950. He was marched to POW Camp 5, a prison camp on the bank of the Yalu River in North Korea, where he died on July 4, 1951. His remains were not recovered. Private Barlow gave all. He is a hero we will always remember.

For his brave and unselfish service, Private Barlow was awarded,

πŸ‘ Prisoner of War Medal
πŸ‘ Purple Heart
πŸ‘ Marksmanship Badge
πŸ‘ Combat Medical Badge
πŸ‘ Korean Service Medal
πŸ‘ National Defense Service Medal
πŸ‘ Republic of Korea Presidential Citation
πŸ‘ Republic of Korea War Service Medal
πŸ‘ United Nations Service Medal
πŸ‘ Army Presidential Unit Citation
πŸ‘ Army Good Conduct Medal

We are so grateful for the donation and proud to honor Private Barlow. A small group of students, our brand new Elementary librarian and our BOCES library consultants have placed an order for 53 titles to be added to our collection. Out of respect for Private Barlow and his service to the United States, many of these titles are non-fiction and focus on American symbols and events including the Korean War. Our books are slated to arrive within a reasonable time frame, our shelving is currently held up somewhere in the supply chain. Creating this dedicated space is our priority and will be the focus of our efforts as soon as the materials arrive.
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