and organization: Private, U.S. Army, Company A, 356th Infantry,
Place and date: Near Pouilly, France, 9 November 1918.
Entered service at: San Antonio, Tex. Birth: Laredo,
G.O. No.: 20, W.D., 1919.
When information was desired as to the enemy's position on the opposite
side of the Meuse River, Pvt. Barkeley, with another soldier, volunteered
without hesitation and swam the river to reconnoiter the exact location.
He succeeded in reaching the opposite bank, despite the evident
determination of the enemy to prevent a crossing. Having obtained
his information, he again entered the water for his return, but
before his goal was reached, he was seized with cramps and drowned.