1943 - 2022
A sacrifice not forgotten
I arrived at U.S.C.G. Air Station San Juan in May of 1968 and Rex Barton was one of the first individuals I met. We both were structural mechanics and we became close. He was a good friend. After leaving the Coast Guard, I returned to my home on Cape Cod but reconnected when Rex was reassigned to the local air station.
In 1975, I left Cape Cod to find my new adventures and never returned except for the occasional visit. I didn't see Rex again until he retired. I will always remember Rex being a great Coast Guardsman. A wild and crazy guy with a big heart. He will be missed.
In Memory of
Rex Barton fueling a "Goat" - San Juan 1969
Rex with a Bradley Pacific Aviation hat that I gave to him when I last saw him in 2002.
Flight crew at Air Station Cape Cod
for the "wreath drop" in memory of the 1432 crew, 2009