Barry Enoch FOIA Navy Vietnam War OMPF

Eric Bradley filed this request with the National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records of the United States of America.
Due July 2, 2020
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From: Eric Bradley

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

OMPF concerning Barry Wayne ENOCH , Service number 4688901, Branch - United States Navy
Date of Birth: May 23, 1936 Date of death: December 25, 2012
please provide the following documents 1) History of Assignments NAVPERS 601-5
2) all Navy Occupational training history NAVPERS 601-4 , Cumulative transfers and receipts NAVPERS 601-12
3) Navy Commendation Medal citations 4) Silver Star medal award citations 5) Navy achievement Medal citation 6) Bronze Star Medal award citations
Dates of Service: August 18, 1955 to September 3, 1974
Please redact any sensitive information protected by Privacy Act of 1974.
awards include Navy Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Navy Commendation Medal, Combat action ribbon, Navy good conduct medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Navy Expert Rifleman Medal, Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal, SEAL Trident, Naval Parachutist Badge. UDT Training Class, BUD/S class 24 WC, SEAL TEAM ONE.

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Chief Gunner's Mate Barry W. Enoch, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism on 9 April 1970 in connection with operations against enemy forces in the Republic of Vietnam. While serving with a detachment of Sea-Air-Land Team ONE (SEAL-1), Chief Petty Officer Enoch was the Senior Advisor and radioman/grenadier to a combined United States Vietnamese SEAL combat patrol against the Viet Cong infrastructure leaders in Long Phu District, Ba Xuyen Province. After insertion and patrolling to the target area, Chief Petty Officer Enoch observed six armed Viet Cong attempting to evade. Rushing forward and exposing himself to hostile fire, he succeeded in accounting for three enemy casualties. The SEALs then came under intense B-40 rocket and automatic weapon fire. Realizing that his small force was surrounded, Chief Petty Officer Enoch deployed his men in a defensive perimeter, and although under intense fire, continually shifted position to more effectively employ his weapon, relocate his men, and survey the enemy's locations and tactics. Although his radio was damaged by enemy fire, Chief Petty Officer Enoch directed fixed-wing and helicopter air strikes on the enemy's positions, some strikes as close as twenty meters to his position. With his men running low on ammunition and still encircled, Chief Petty Officer Enoch directed air strikes on the shortest route between his position and the river, and then led the patrol through the enemy encirclement before the latter could close the gap caused by the air strikes. By his heroic and decisive efforts in the face of almost overwhelming odds, Chief Petty Officer Enoch was directly responsible for the safe extraction of the patrol members and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.


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Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Eric Bradley

From: Eric Bradley

Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552
National Archives and Records Administration - NPRC

From: Eric Bradley

Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552
National Archives and Records Administration - NPRC

From: National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records

A copy of documents responsive to the request.