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David, retired Commander USN, died January 21, 2010, in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. He received degrees from Wingate College, Appalachian State and George Washington University. His Navy career spanned 22 years. David graduated from flight school in 1958, had many carrier landings in his A-3 and flew 120 combat missions over Vietnam. He was involved with the Gideons for over 20 years, specializing in prison ministry. David jumped at Missoula during the 1956 season.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Barnhardt, David F. (Missoula 1956)" (2010). Smokejumper Obituaries. 981.