U.S. Army Capt. John Barovetto of Davis was killed while en route to secure a downed aircraft during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam in 1968. He was 28 years old. Barovetto studied architecture for two years at UC Davis then graduated from UC Berkeley in 1964 with bachelor's degrees in history and military science. Courtesy photo
Barovetto was one of four UC Davis casualties in the Vietnam War, but he was the one with the closest ties to Davis. He was a 1956 graduate of Davis High School, where he served as senior class president, and lettered in football, basketball and track. And, as a soldier, he rallied the community to deliver humanitarian aid to South Vietnamese villages. Courtesy photo

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