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PFC Barbara Vieyra
64th MP Company, 720th MP Battalion, 89th MP Brigade

Killed In Action ~ 18 September 2010 ~ Afghanistan


PFC Vieyra with her daughter Evelyn

They Say,
our deaths are not ours,
they are yours,
they will mean what
you make of them.

They say,
we leave you our deaths,
give them some

Archibald MacLeish
poet and WWI veteran.

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        PFC Barbara Vieyra, age 22, of Mesa, Arizona., died 18 September of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked her unit using an improvised explosive device and rocket propelled grenade fire in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.


       Vieyra joined the Army in April 2008 as a member of the military police and had been assigned to the 64th MP Company, since October 2009. In April 2010 she deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

        Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with combat service star, Global War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War of Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon and Combat Action Badge.

       With the assistance of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry, the 64th MP Company dedicated an aid station in the name of PFC Vieyra in Kunar Province Afghanistan.
        Barbara is a 2006 graduate of Skyline High School and also the mother of a 3-year-old girl, Evelyn. She grew up in east Mesa, Arizona near a number of dairy farms close to the Santan Freeway.

  Ellie Rael, a liaison at Skyline High School, said "Barbara was a nice person, who was quiet and respectable. She was a patriotic person and just an average person who really didn’t stand out, but loved her country and stood up for the flag, She was artistic and loved to paint, and played on the Junior Varsity softball team. She was focused on graduating and was a happy person.”

       "I ask myself day after day why things happen the way they happen...The only answer I tell myself is "god puts challenges in front of us for a reason. Possibly to make us stronger who knows.....I just wish things where back to normal....til that day i will feel somewhat at ease with myself & the world around me." A posting from Barbara's page on

PFC Vieyra was laid to rest at City of Mesa Cemetery, Maricopa County, Arizona.

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