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Born:October 10, 1967
Died:February 28, 2006
Camp Casey, South Korea

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SSG Tilford J. Barton III was born on 10 October 1967.  SSG Barton joined the armed services in February of 1988 as a 91 Bravo.  In the 18 years he served, SSG Barton was deployed in many places such as Panama, Somalia, and Korea to name a few.  SSG Barton was an EMT instructor, an emergency medical tech and a combat life saver.
SSG Barton’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 7 oak leaf clusters, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with two bronze stars, Global War On Terrorism service, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters, and Overseas service Ribbon with numerical 2. He also earned the CMB, the EFMB, and AIR ASSAULT badges.
SSG Barton was the soldier you could count on to get things done. He always had his door open to any one that needed assistance. SSG Bartan’s extensive medical knowledge was a key factor in training new soldiers in the unit whether it was combat lifesaver certification or preparing them for the various boards. He was well respected by the soldiers and liked by his peers. He always went an extra mile to serve others. We will all miss him.
SSG Barton is survived by his wife, Mrs. Melany Barton and his children, Tiffany, Alexis Tilford and Troy Barton. He is also survived by his parents, Tilford and Sharon Barton from Norman, Oklahoma.
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SSG Barton - you were a husband, a father, a patriot, a caregiver to Soldiers, and a true patriot. We may have lost our comrade and brother, but we will never forget. God bless you.
Added by Anonymous

The world is a sadder place today. We will not only remember how you were always there with a smiling face and timeless advice, but also how we felt just by being around you. Your relaxed manner and professional attitude made you a great soldier and leader. Those of us who knew you will always be touched by your grace. Goodbye friend.
Added by Anonymous

Today GOD is taking care of you. We know you are looking down on us keeping us safe and happy. Thanks for all the laughs and good nature. We will always remember you.
Added by PVT Swink, Jeremy

I've been considering what to say here, and its too hard to think of something appropraite. Instead, I'll just reminisce about all the good times we had. I'll remember all the advice you gave me about leading soldiers. I'll never forget how you helped me to pass my Sergeants board. I'll never forget those games of pool, and how you let me win every once in awhile. I am such a better person for having met ya. Trust me when I say that you will never be forgotten.
Added by CPL Greg Hogancamp

Jamie, you gave us constant smiles, unconditional love, and you gave us life. You were my Prince Charming, the man of my dreams. You were the Daddy of the Year, every day. I will miss your wonderful smiles, how you always made me roll my eyes. I'll miss watching "The Show" (the sunsets) with you. I will miss how wonderful you always made me feel. Our love was one in a million. I have been so lucky to have you in my life. Thank You Jamie. I Will Love You Forever.
Added by Melany Edwards-Barton

Melanie, Alexis, and family,
I am so far away, and you really do not know me well. But I care so deeply about your loss of Jamie. Love is so precious, and life too short.
Please know that I hold you and Alexis in my heart and in my prayers always.
May God strengthen you and uphold you all in this time of sorrow.
Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Added by Missy Winter

Jamie, my favorite son-in-law! How would you not be everyone's favorite? You loved my daughter deeply and freely. You were the best daddy to my granddaughter. You taught her and loved her well. You brought us all such joy and laughter. I will miss you as I would miss one of my own children. I will be forever thankful that you were part of our family.
Added by Phyllis McKee

SSG Barton,

We miss you. You were an excellent Soldier, NCO, and friend of Dragon Company. Your absence is felt and you are dearly missed. May your children know that you were a tremenduous human being and dedicated leader of men. Thank you for your service to our Soldiers and to your country. Your portrait is up in our Day Room and your name adorns our Hall of Fame Plaque.

Added by CPT Taylor, Dragon 6
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