Purple Hearts Reunited was contacted in August of 2015 with news that the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was attempting to locate family or next of kin for Pfc. Lloyd M. Barrett, a soldier who was killed in Europe during World War II shortly after the invasion of Normandy.

The Purple Heart, dog tag, and plaques were found by a citizen in the Waldport, Oregon area.
PFC Lloyd M. Barrett (SN: 37114563) was born on 10 October 1912 to Joseph Francis and Minnie Barrett.  He would later enlist in the U.S. Army  on 25 February 1942.  He went on to serve with HQ Company, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division and was Killed in Action on 14 July 1944 in St. Lo, France.  He is buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.
With the help of Purple Hearts Reunited, these items were reunited with PFC Barrett’s nephew just a few days later.