Originally Posted by casey1999
Yes Barkesdale is a true hero. To be working in the engine space while it is filling with water, wondering if the ship will suddenly sink, yet he kept performing his job as best as conditions would allow.
Also, if what the article said was right, he was the last to know they were abandoning ship. He came up when he knew he could do no more. He wasn't ordered up.
Yes. If it was a war you'd pin a medal on him.