Barbay, Lawrence, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1571-Electronic Warfare Officer
Last AFSC Group
Electronic Warfare
Primary Unit
1976-1979, AFROTC Det 895 Central Washington University
Service Years
1956 - 1979
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1934
 
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Home Town
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Last Address
Austin, Texas

Date of Passing
Jan 28, 2010
 
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 45 Site 1230

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Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence "Larry" Barbay, U.S. Air Force (RET.), 75, of Austin, Texas died on January 28, 2010. Larry was born on October 17, 1934 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He graduated from Baton Rouge High School and Louisiana Tech University, where he earned a scholarship to play football. He later earned a Master's degree in Education on May 15, 1976 from Southwest Texas State University. Larry served in the United States Air Force and during the Vietnam War was shot down while flying missions over North Vietnam. He was captured by the North Vietnamese after ejecting from his aircraft, and was held as a prisoner of war (POW) for nearly seven years. He spent time in Hoa Lo Prison, the infamous "Hanoi Hilton," where many prisoners of war endured brutal torture. He was the recipient of many military honors, including the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross (second oak leaf cluster), Bronze Star, Purple Heart (first oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Air Medal (fifth oak leaf cluster), Air Medal (first through fifth oak leaf clusters), Air Force Commendation Medal (second oak leaf cluster), P.O.W Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. He was preceded in death by his parents, Loretta and St. John Barbay; brother, Raymond Barbay; and sister, Lois Waller. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Agatha Barbay; son, David Barbay; daughters, Catherine Chachere, Dina Rogers, and Lauren Dill; grandchildren, Shannon Viccellio,...
Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence "Larry" Barbay, U.S. Air Force (RET.), 75, of Austin, Texas died on January 28, 2010.

Larry was born on October 17, 1934 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He graduated from Baton Rouge High School and Louisiana Tech University, where he earned a scholarship to play football. He later earned a Master's degree in Education on May 15, 1976 from Southwest Texas State University.

Larry served in the United States Air Force and during the Vietnam War was shot down while flying missions over North Vietnam. He was captured by the North Vietnamese after ejecting from his aircraft, and was held as a prisoner of war (POW) for nearly seven years. He spent time in Hoa Lo Prison, the infamous "Hanoi Hilton," where many prisoners of war endured brutal torture.

He was the recipient of many military honors, including the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross (second oak leaf cluster), Bronze Star, Purple Heart (first oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Air Medal (fifth oak leaf cluster), Air Medal (first through fifth oak leaf clusters), Air Force Commendation Medal (second oak leaf cluster), P.O.W Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Loretta and St. John Barbay; brother, Raymond Barbay; and sister, Lois Waller.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Agatha Barbay; son, David Barbay; daughters, Catherine Chachere, Dina Rogers, and Lauren Dill; grandchildren, Shannon Viccellio, Jason and Matthew Barbay, Kati and Scotty Chachere; great-grandchildren, Kaylin and Cole Viccellio; brother, John Barbay and sister, Elaine Barrese.

A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00PM, Monday, February 1, 2010 at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, with the Rosary to be recited at 7:00PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00AM, Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Austin. Graveside services will be held at 2:15PM, Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Society for Breast Cancer, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Parkinson's Association, or a charity of your choice.

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 Unit Assignments
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC), Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen DevelopmentAir Training Command11th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron6091st Reconnaissance Squadron
334th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy41st Tactical Reconnaissance SquadronPrisoner Of War (POW)Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
AFROTC Det 895 Central Washington University
  1952-1956, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC), Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development
  1957-1958, 1575, Air Training Command
  1958-1960, 1571, 11th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
  1960-1962, 1571, 6091st Reconnaissance Squadron
  1962-1966, 1571, 334th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1966-1966, 1571, 41st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
  1966-1973, POW North Vietnam
  1973-1976, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
  1976-1979, AFROTC Det 895 Central Washington University
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
Louisiana Tech UniversitySouthwest Texas State University
  1952-1956, Louisiana Tech University
  1973-1976, Southwest Texas State University
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RB-66 Destroyer  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  EB-66 Destroyer  
  1958-1962, RB-66 Destroyer
  1962-1966, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1966-1966, EB-66 Destroyer
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