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 US Army during the Vietnam War, and peace time.
Dorothy Barry survived the 2010 Nashville, TN and surrounding counties Flood disaster
Dorothy was a valued member of the Greeters Project who has moved to Emeritus status in 2019.
Dorothy M Barry is the daughter of Frank Barry
(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. I also served in "Camp Samae San", Sattahip, Thailand, 90 miles South of Bangkok, at the close of the war in 1974.
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, USA; from 1981-1984.
On 7 April, 1986, Dorothy M Barry was promoted to Master Sergeant, E-8. 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.
Since retirement Dorothy had been volunteering as a chaplain with various veterans groups in her area. She was 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 assisted at special events to honor those who served and are still serving like Memorial Day, Patriots Day and Veterans Day. Now Dorothy is fully retired due to her age and taking it easy at home, taking care of her animals and working on her ancestors here on WikiTree. Note: This biography was written by WikiTree member Dorothy Barry 11:56, 15 August 2016 (EDT), updated 10 October 2018, and again 24 February 2020.
Run the RACE, Keep the PACE!!
Dorothy Barry participated with Southern Super Sweepers, 1,047 profiles during the 2021 Clean-a-Thon.
2021: "Spring Clean-A-Thon" Team Co-Captain, Participant, We came in 3rd place.
Dorothy Barry participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2020 Source-a-Thon, adding many sources to profiles.
2020: "Fall Source-A-Thon" Member and Co-Captain with Loretta C. I had WikiTree Bib #46. Our Team came in at 3rd place.
Dorothy Barry participated with Connect-a-Thon=Southern Super Sweepers during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon.
2020: "July's 2nd Connect-a-Thon" Team Co-Captain, and Participant, We came in 5th place!
Sep- Nov 2014 "My Prep work". Found several of my relatives since I started the search for my cousins that I lost contact with for almost 35 years. Used Ancestry and Facebook information to tract them down and now trying to get more actuate information especially on my parents who never shared their story. Created my WikiTree profile. Glad that Wikitree allows you to search and read information without paying a monthly fee.
↑ Connecticut, State of Connecticut Department of Health Notice of Registration of Birth
↑ First-hand information as remembered by Dorothy Barry, Sunday, November 16, 2014, updated October 19, 2015
↑ 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. Tennessean.com
Should it become necessary, (when 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 so much!!