Dorothy M Barry

Dorothy Barry

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Dorothy M. Barry
Born 1940s.
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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 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. [3]

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.[4]

Dorothy Barry 11:56, 15 August 2016 (EDT).


  2. Connecticut, State of Connecticut Department of Health Notice of Registration of Birth
  3. DD Form 214, 1 Jul 1979 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
  4. First-hand information as remembered by Dorothy Barry, Sunday, November 16, 2014, updated October 19, 2015.
  • 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 - Anniston, Alabama.
  • DD Form 214, 1 Jul 1979 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Name: Barry, Dorothy M, Department, Component & Branch: Army / RA SSN: XXX-XX-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.
  • 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. Award 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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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 ; 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 Illnios ["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].
  • 1880 United States Federal Census Census & Voter Lists Name Jane Barry Father Gerald Barry Mother Mary Barry Sibling George Birth abt 1875 Illinois Residence 1880 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois - Age: 5 . Source Citation Year: 1880; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 191; Family History Film: 1254191; Page: 457A; Enumeration District: 080; Image: 0175.
  • U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989 Directories & Member Lists Name June G Barger Spouse Lewis L Barger Residence 1951 - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
  • Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 Birth, Marriage & Death Name June Green Spouse Lewis L Barger Marriage 6 Mar 1937 - Rhea, TN.
  • 1930 United States Federal Census Census & Voter Lists Name Vincent Campodamo Father Vincent Capodanno Mother Rachel Capodanno Sibling Marie Capodanno Birth 1929 - New York Residence 1930 - Richmond, Richmond, New York - Age: 1. Source Information [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.
  • 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. Source: . Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: T627_3771; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 4-281.
  • 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 - city 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 familar 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 the rest of the information fits.
Additional useful sources for Beginners:

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 ). 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!

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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.

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Dorothy is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
My paternal line and ancestors.
I was born and raised in Connecticut.
Greeters are the first line of welcome to new members.
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.
Member of the WikiTree Appreciation Team.


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On 17 Mar 2018 at 16:55 GMT Trina X wrote:

Dorothy, You are a 'wow' person on Wiki and many other places.

Thank you for your U.S. Military Service and God Bless. t.g.

On 13 Mar 2018 at 04:17 GMT Heather (Grace) Grace-Ratcliffe wrote:

Hi Dorothy,

I have added several people (almost 200) to my tree and I just realized how important source information is here. I have been working on a tree at but I don't know if this is an ok source to cite. I have been simply saying "Grace family tree" as my source. Is this not good? I don't know any other source to cite. Thank you, Heather

On 6 Mar 2018 at 17:21 GMT Robin Coles wrote:

Thank you for your message, Dorothy.

That is a great way to start the day.

On 1 Mar 2018 at 23:49 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

Thank you for all of the kindness and encouragement you spread throughout WikiTree!

Emma :-)

On 27 Feb 2018 at 16:16 GMT Kristina Wheeler wrote:

Thank you for the kind words, wiki tree is a bit addicting.. ok a lot addicting.. and an amazing place to be.. Looking at genealogy this way, and using the tools designed in it and making me question every fact again has helped me clean up things, better understand we are all truly related - so therefore any person on this planet is most likely connected to me in one way or another within 30 generations..

On 19 Feb 2018 at 18:43 GMT Clifford Danielson wrote:

Thanks for your suggestion re Barry-3269. Margaret in on the edge of my tree and I have little information and no pictures. However, I have added a note about her father and mother that I obtained from

Cliff Danielson-364

On 7 Feb 2018 at 23:36 GMT Scott Lee wrote:

Thank you Sgt. Barry! I was not expecting that..just doing my duty by writing a bio on myself. Actually, I did it for my girls. Your bio is quite impressive especially your medals! I loved the military way of doing things. Thanks for all you do! Take care Sarge! SSGT Lee USAF

On 6 Feb 2018 at 03:18 GMT Kathleen Guerette wrote:

Hi Dorothy, Thank you for your email. I am new at this, even though I have dabbled in genealogy years before, it was so complicated that I gave up. I am hoping to have better luck this time. Thanks, Kathy

On 23 Jan 2018 at 04:58 GMT G Giblet wrote:

Thank you for your offer. I probably will need some help. It's nice to know that a real person is there to help.

Regards, Glenda

On 22 Jan 2018 at 05:27 GMT Matt Abbott wrote:

Thanks Dorothy I am looking forward to getting started. I Hope to catch up with others who have some connections

Cheers Matt

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