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Rhett Carter Barrington 

US Navy
July 9, 1964 - October 12, 2001

Tomorrow I bury my best friend, the one who I pledged to spend the rest of my life with, but only got 5 short years.

Carter served honorably in the United States Navy, both on the USS William H. Bates and on the LHA Tarawa.

He never saw "war" as it is defined, but he defended his country to the best of his ability.

Just before his death, he was getting ready to join the reserves to once more defend freedom, having answered the call once before.

By: Wendy Barrington from Spring, Texas


Rhett Carter Barrington is buried at the Veterans Cemetery in Houston, Harris County, Texas. He served on the USS William H. Bates SSN-680 and the USS TARAWA, the lead ship of the Navy’s first class of amphibious assault ships.

RHETT CARTER BARRINGTON, b. July 09, 1964, Jefferson County, Texas; d. October 12, 2001, Houston, Harris County, Texas; m. WENDY M. HARRISON, May 17, 1997, Houston, Harris County, Texas; b. Abt. 1970, Texas.


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