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Dorothy M Barry is the daughter of Frank Barry and Dorothy. (Yes, both mother and daughter have same name). Born in Norwalk (Fairfield),  Dorothy enlisted in the U.S. Army (Women's Army Corps) in June 1968 right after high school where she served as a records clerk and worked in a message/mail center at Ft Jackson, SC during the time when they shipped out our soldiers during the Vietnam War.
From 1976-1978 Staff Sergeant Dorothy Barry was assigned as a Drill Sgt, Co B lst Bn, Fort McClellan, Alabama, where she supervised, trained, instructed and counseled a platoon of 40 woman basic trainees to become productive soldiers every seven weeks. From her platoon three women where named outstanding Basic Trainees for the Battalion during this time. (In 1978 they disbanded the Women's Army Corps and women were integrated into the regular army).
Sergeant First Class Dorothy Barry was then assigned as an Administrative supervisor at the lst Personal command, in Heidelberg, Germany and then served as an Instructor (81-84) at the 7th Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Bad Tolez Germany. Upon return to the states she was then was assigned to the Instructor Management Division, Command and staff Dept, US Army Ordnance Center, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, in Maryland from 1981-1984.
Now a Master Sergeant, E-8, one of Dorothy's last assignments was with the Equal Opportunity Office at Fort Benning Ga where she planed, and coordinated matters pertaining to the policy and administration of the Installation's Equal Opportunity and Race Relations Program. She retired June 30, 1988 after twenty years. 
MSG Dorothy M Barry was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, and the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge.
Since retirement Dorothy has been volunteering as a chaplain with various veterans groups in her area. She is active in all areas of ministry, emphasizing service to military members, veterans and their families while often working in cooperation with other agencies. In addition she assists at special events to honor those who served and are still serving like Memorial Day, Patriots Day and Veterans Day.
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My new found passion is being a moderator and integrator working with the g2g forum. However I started out being a greeter, former mentor, ranger and "data doctor" here on WikiTree.
I have noticed two major concerns: #1 having profile managers to add sources to their profiles they created or adopted and #2 Checking with other profile managers before making changes to one of their profiles.
One thing I would like to recommend from the onset is that members refresh their memory of our Honor Code . Note # l working together on the same ancestor profiles and # Vlll about adding sources. I also know it may be hard to share a profile with others but that is what WikiTree members do, when we share ancestors we work together on the same ancestor profiles.
You can add any source you already found on your family member's profile such as: birth information, US Federal Census reports ie: years 1880 to 1940 from Family Search https://familysearch.org/search ; Find A Grave Information or an obituary from a funeral home.
These are examples of various sources that I have listed in the Source section of some of my own relatives' profiles:
Note: Other examples can be found at this link: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sources. and here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Jillaine's_Dream_Source_Help_Page.
After you collected all your sources and posted them, it is recommended you write a short "biography" for the individual. A bio would start off with name of person and when, where he or she was born... Then parents name if you know them... Then if they were married and how many children. It would be sorta like an obituary that you would read in a newspaper. A biography might look something like this:
If your not familar with WikiTree "formatting", a good place to learn about it and how it will look, is at: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Formatting. More useful links can be found here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Most_Used_Links .
It is strongly recommended that before adding several profiles without sources in your family tree, work on those profiles you already added (that are without sources) providing source information to make their profile complete. You will be helping future genealogists find their ancestors!
Anyway, if you have questions feel free to email me and I will try to help you out. If not I will find someone who can. Thanks! Dorothy, Wikitree Greeter, Volunteer Coordinator, Ranger and former WikiTree Mentor. List of my own Projects page
Note: Please forward any problems or concerns about your GEDCOM, or the process concerning it to our WikiTree GEDCOM Manager for assistance. ( go to https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/GEDCOM_Manager ). They can help you faster and give you an explanation as to your situation.
PS: Go here to learn about DNA Features: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/DNA_Features
Should it become necessary, (should I pass away) I authorize all of the profiles I manage to be given to the Wikitree Leadership Team with the understanding they do not delete them, especially my family tree; as for the most part this is the only real genealogy record except for Ancestry.
Dorothy Barry 11:56, 15 August 2016 (EDT).
On 15 Dec 2017 at 23:42 GMT Faye (Stent) Whitfield wrote:
Thank you so much for the badge you awarded me and the great comment. Means a lot.
On 15 Dec 2017 at 15:37 GMT Kristina Wheeler wrote:
A place to never stop learning, improving our research and uncovering the answers to the puzzle. Nothing makes you find the missing pieces or where you've got it wrong then writing it out in a full biography.
I'm always pleasently surprised when I find a person is here already, and even more so with how great the community is in "we don't own" motto.
Also working in IT with databases, crowd sourcing and search engine optimization I know that for the best cousin bait, locations and names need to be show up in the way Google will have them show up highest in the organic results, and how amazing it is that the team here achieved something encestry hasn't with their millions of dollars "this is likely a duplicate"
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I thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm only too pleased to be able to assist anyone I can in any way I can. After reading your biography I feel that we all should be thanking you for your service and dedication to maintaining the stability of the democratic world. I sincerely thank you Geoff
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