Dorothy Barry

Dorothy Barry

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Dorothy M. Barry
Born 1940s.
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Sister of [private sister (1920s - unknown)] [half] and [private brother (1940s - unknown)]
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This profile is part of the Barry Name Study.
Dorothy Barry is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Army 1968-1988 attaining enlisted rank of Master Sergeant (MSG) E-8
Served in both the Women's Army Corps and the United States Army during the Vietnam War Era, and peace time.



Dorothy M Barry is the daughter of Frank Barry and Dorothy.[1] (Yes, both mother and daughter have same name). Born in Norwalk (Fairfield),[2] 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 (WAC). and women were integrated into the regular army.

Sergeant First Class Barry was then assigned as an Administrative supervisor at the 1st 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.

On 7 April, 1986, Dorothy M Barry was promoted to Master Sergeant, E-8.[3] During her career Dorothy was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (x2 awards), the Army Commendation Medal (x4 awards), and the Army Achievement Medal. Also the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal (x6 awards). With those, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, and the National Defense Service Medal. In addition, the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge (Fort Jackson, SC), and the United States Army Ordnance Center & School (APG, MD) Master Instructor Badge.

One of Dorothy's last assignments was with the Equal Opportunity Office at Fort Benning, Georgia where she planned and coordinated matters pertaining to the policy and administration of the Installation's Equal Opportunity/ Race Relations Program. She retired on June 30, 1988 after twenty years of service.[4]

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. Note: This biography was written by WikiTree member Dorothy Barry 11:56, 15 August 2016 (EDT) and updated 10 October 2018.

WikiTree Activities

Run the RACE, Keep the PACE!!
Dorothy Barry participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding many sources to profiles.
  • Participated in, and won the very 1st Integrators Challenge, May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018 with 59 profile entries.
  • Then came in tied (with David S.) for the 3rd Integrators Challenge, Jul 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018 with 34 profile entries.
Weekend Chat!
Dorothy Barry was a Weekend Chat Guest Host March 2-4, 2018; and June 22-24, 2018.
  • Weekend Chat "Today Is". G2G Forum ongoing weekend chat & posts. Everyone is invited! I also hosted the Weekend Chat in 2017 and this year as well.
Dorothy Barry is participating with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon.
  • 2018: "Spring Clean-A-Thon" Team Leader, and Participant. 2nd Place!! See Our Team Page
Dorothy Barry participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2017 Source-a-Thon, adding many sources to profiles.
  • 2017: "Fall Source-A-Thon" Team Leader & Participant, WikiTree Bib #2. See Our Team Page
  • Featured in WikiTree Blog: "Meet Our Members", Member of the Week September 11, 2017. Click on URL:
    Dorothy was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
  • 2017: "Spring Clean-A-Thon" Team Leader, Participant and winner
    Dorothy Barry participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2017 Clean-a-Thon.

  • 2016: My very 1st "Fall Source-A-Thon". Team Member & Participant, WikiTree Bib #3

WikiTree Projects

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 profiles that they created and/or adopted; and #2 checking with other profile managers before making changes to 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 ; 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:

  • Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922 BIRTH, MARRIAGE Lists NAME: Thomas Barry MOTHER: Rose Mckenna FATHER: George Barry BIRTH: 9 April 1912, Cook County Illinois ["Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1938," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 August 2015), Thomas Barry, ; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, reference , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm].
  • Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 Birth, Marriage & Death Name June Green Spouse Lewis L Barger Marriage 6 Mar 1937 - Rhea, TN.
  • 1940 United States Federal Census Name: Mary Barry Age: 9 Estimated birth year: abt 1930's Gender: Female Race: White Birthplace: Rhode Island Marital Status: Single Relation to Head of House: Daughter (Child) Home in 1940: Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island.
  • U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989 Directories & Member Lists Name June G Barger Spouse Lewis L Barger Residence 1951 - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
  • U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 DEATH, BURIAL, CEMETERY & OBITUARIES NAME: Thomas Gerald Barry [Thomas G Barry] MOTHER: Rose McKenna FATHER: George D Barry BIRTH: date - location. DEATH: dd mm 1994.

Note: Other examples can be found at this link: and here:'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:

James M. Barry was born Sept 8, 1923 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He was the third of eight children and the oldest son born to Mary Koch and Arthur Barry. James met and married Carolyn Branden and they raised two children together. The family resided in Lycoming County, PA. He worked as a lumberjack most of his life. James passed away 24 May 1973 at his residence in Williamsport. He was buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Lycoming County, PA, on 28 May 1973. He was only 56 years old. (example of a biography only) .

If your not familiar with WikiTree "formatting", a good place to learn about it and how it will look, is at: More useful links can be found here: .

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!

  • IMPORTANT TIP: Before adding another profile, always have at least one source ready to put in Wiki Tree's form with all the other information on your relative. (the source will go in the very last box after notes). Do it before submitting, and you won't get that box that says "Source needed". All newly added profiles without sources will get that plus a note in a paragraph as well. So to avoid all that, have your sources ready!!
  • Another Tip: If you made a duplicate profile you can not delete it. Instead "merge" higher number profile to lower number profile if last name is the same and rest of the information fits.
Additional useful sources for Beginners:

Note: Please forward any problems or concerns about your GEDCOM, or the process concerning it to our WikiTree GEDCOM Manager for assistance. ( go to ). They can help you faster and give you an explanation as to your situation.

  • Also you can look for your GEDCOM import on your "contributions" list; it should show up there. When you click on the name of the GEDCOM you uploaded, it will take you to the page where your compare report is, and you can see which step you need to follow next. There are pretty clear, step-by-step instructions on that page. Thank you!

New GEDCOMpare "help page" recently created:

PS: Go here to learn about DNA Features:

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.


  2. Connecticut, State of Connecticut Department of Health Notice of Registration of Birth
  3. First-hand information as remembered by Dorothy Barry, Sunday, November 16, 2014, updated October 19, 2015
  4. DD Form 214, 1 Jul 1988, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
  • State of Connecticut Department of Health Notice of Registration of Birth. This is to certify that Dorothy M Barry was born (on record) in Norwalk Connecticut. Father's name: Frank E Barry, Mother's maiden name: Dorothy (last name on record).
  • U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2 Directories & Member Lists Name Dorothy M Barry Birth (on record). Residence 1988 - Fort Mill, South Carolina.
  • U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1 Directories & Member Lists Name Dorothy M Barry Birth (on record). Residence 1993, 1995 & 1996 - Anniston, Alabama.
  • DD Form 214, 1 Jul 1988 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Name: Barry, Dorothy M, Department, Component & Branch: Army / RA SSN: XXXX. Grade, Rate or Rank: MSG Pay Grade: E-8 Station Where Separated: Fort Benning Ga. Command to which transferred: USAR Control Group (Retired) ARPERCEN, 9700 Page Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63132. Status: Retired.
  • The President's Volunteer Service Award, presented by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, letter from the President of the United States, Barack Obama. Year 2011.
  • Governor Haslam to Recognize Four Veteran State Employees and Honor Tennessee Veterans, Wednesday, November 06, 2013. United States Army Veteran and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 240 Chaplain Dorothy Barry will offer the invocation.


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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 and my own biography; as for the most part this is the only real genealogy record except for Ancestry. Thanks!!

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Dorothy is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
My paternal line and ancestors.
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As a project coordinator with the G2G Integrators Project, I help collaborate with others various tasks needed to be done.
Following the Barry & Fleming Irish Roots.
Help create profiles of those who served in the US military.
As a moderator (and project coordinator) of the G2G Q&A forum, I help make the best of questions asked, answers given, categories and privacy concerns.
Help find or create profiles for those who are noteworthy, especially war hero's.
Rangers help protect the health and safety of Wikitree.
Responsible for "Today is...." for the weekend day postings.
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On 11 Nov 2018 at 13:53 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

Hi Dorothy

I do not have a membership to Fold 3. I'm sure if you post to G2G, someone will help you.



PS Here is a small image :

On 1 Nov 2018 at 06:33 GMT N. Gauthier wrote:

you left a message about the Integrators Challenge ... I haven't joined that one and if you did see my name on the tracker, then I assume I clicked on the wrong box. I usually work on the Sourcerers and Connectors Challenges.

On 22 Oct 2018 at 08:15 GMT Tabitha (Skelly) Sanders wrote:

Thank you so much for the How To link! I will read through it tomorrow and I am sure that will help me a lot.

On 22 Sep 2018 at 02:35 GMT Paula Hawkins wrote:

Thank you so much Dorothy for your Military Service. My Dad, Paul Hawkins, Jr. is a Veteran too. All of you should be put on a golden pedestal.  :)

-Paula Ann Hawkins-Reinke

On 18 Sep 2018 at 15:57 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Just found some Barrys related to my kids' family so I will add them to your Barry Name Study when I get them up (-:

On 12 Sep 2018 at 02:18 GMT Cheryl (Smith) Hess wrote:

Thank you Dorothy for your kind words about my three badges. You are very sweet to notice. God Bless.

On 5 Sep 2018 at 16:24 GMT Vernon Bustin wrote:

Thanks for greeting welcome. A bit overwhelming with so much to read and the time needed to read it all. I appreciate the Wikitree site as other genealogy sites have you can join for free but evening else has a monthly cost.

On 3 Sep 2018 at 03:30 GMT Denise O'Malley wrote:

Thank you Dorothy for your email i need some help please i misspelt my first name it is meant to be Denise and i cant work out how to fix my error

On 19 Aug 2018 at 20:25 GMT JG Weston wrote:

Thanks for answering my question on sharing images across profiles. I had done it before by naming others in the photo. I just hadn't thought of using the same trick when there were no people in the image.

On 18 Aug 2018 at 17:10 GMT Tamara Flora wrote:

Wow! Thanks for the credit,

but- Thank you most for your service our country!

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