Dorothy 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 US Army during the Vietnam War, and peace time.
Dorothy Barry survived the 2010 Nashville, TN and surrounding counties Flood disaster
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Dorothy was a valued member of the Greeters Project who has moved to Emeritus status in 2019.
This profile is part of the Barry Name Study.



Dorothy M Barry is the daughter of Frank Barry and Dorothy.[1] (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. 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.[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 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.

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Run the RACE, Keep the PACE!!

  • 2020: "Spring Clean-A-Thon" Team Co-Captain, Participant
    Dorothy Barry participated with Southern Super Sweepers, 1,859 profiles during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon.

Dorothy Barry participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2020 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading 116 items to profiles.
  • Jan 2020 Scan-a-Thon: Our team overall scanned 825 and came in 8th place when concerning 10-photo limit per profile or free-space page.
Dorothy Barry participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding 172 sources to profiles.
  • 2019: "Fall Source-A-Thon" Member and Co-Captain with Laura B and Loretta C. I had WikiTree Bib #60. Our Team came in at 10th place.
Dorothy Barry is participating with Connect-a-Thon=Southern Super Sweepers during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon.

  • 2019: "July's first Connect-a-Thon" Team Co-Captain, and Participant
Dorothy Barry is participating with Super_Sweepers during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 529 suggestions.


  • 2019: "Spring Clean-A-Thon" Team Co-Captain, Participant
Weekend Chat!
Dorothy Barry was a Weekend Chat Guest Host Jan 25-27, 2019, and Feb 15-17, 2019.
  • G2G Forum Weekend Chat: Various weekend guest host, and Today Is.. Posts for 2019. Everyone is invited!
Dorothy Barry participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2019 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading 59 items to profiles.
  • Jan 2019 Scan-a-Thon: Our team overall scanned 1,253 and came in 1st place when concerning 10-photo limit per profile or free-space page.
Dorothy won the 1st year of 2018 overall Integrators Challenge!
  • 2018: Overall Integrators Challenge winner for the year! Final total profiles added 237.
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. Ended with the month of December 2018 with 33 profiles for the month.
Weekend Chat!
Dorothy Barry was a Weekend Chat Guest Host Mar 2-4, 2018; Jun 22-24, and Dec 14-16, 2018.
  • Weekend Chat "Today Is". G2G Forum ongoing weekend chat & posts. Everyone is invited! I also hosted the Weekend Chat in 2017 and 2018.
Dorothy Barry participated 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

  • 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


  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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My paternal line and ancestors.
I was born and raised in Connecticut.
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I survived the 2010 Nashville, Tn and surrounding counties including Sumner County Flood Disaster.
As a project coordinator with the G2G Integrators Project, I help collaborate with others various tasks needed to be done.
Help create profiles of those who served in the US military.
As a moderator 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.
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Responsible for "Today is...." for the weekend day postings.
Member of the WikiTree Appreciation Team.
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Thanks for the email and the help.
posted by Jackie (Minter) Yaggi
You are the W! Way to go with your awesome cleaning in the Clean-A-Thon. What a great team leader!
Hi Dorothy!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (nearly 2000!) made our Tree that much better. What a MAGNIFICENT effort! #1 on the Sweepers and #18 overall. (18th was my highest, but I ended up 30th.) I was proud to be working with you.

The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
I quite agree, Dorothy, and it is only day 2? So need to wait a bit for anything to be listed.. Glad you are still with the project.
posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Dorothy, Looking good. I posted your newest addition under Weather Disasters, in a table next to your last Tornado write-up Thanks so much. Is it possible to see if you have any wounded or deaths victims after the workers have more complete reports on the data. If you find victims, do you want to write the profile on the wounded person or deceased as an addition , then post them to the space page ?
posted by Mary Richardson
Thank you Mary for doing that. On your question, Most likely victims will be listed as funeral arrangements are made. found out a couple of children were killed. Not sure it is good idea to do profiles on them as family members would still be living,grief would be unreal, and would be unable to connect them at this point. Maybe an older person who doesn't have living relatives I could do. We will see.
posted by Dorothy Barry
Thank you for fixing my missing references...tag? entry? thingy? Either way, I appreciate you!
posted by Laurie Miller
Hi Dorothy,

On behalf of the Disasters Project Leaders we are carrying out a check-in to see how all the members are doing and taking the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work in the past.

We have recently made a lot of changes. We are changing the focus of the project to include more about people involved in disasters and the effect it had on them and their families. We have divided the project into teams. Please have a look

Please let me know, by comment on my profile or a private message, whether you are still active in the project, and which team(s) you would like to work with. What are you enjoying most about being in the project? What would you like to see improved or changed?

We're looking forward to hearing back from you,

Joan and Lizzie

Incredibly great work during the 2020 Scan-a-thon! Our Tree has been enhanced by your efforts to preserve photos and documents,

The Appreciate Team THANKS YOU!

Pippin Sheppard Appreciation Team Member

posted by Pip Sheppard

I am working on the Sourcerers Challenge for the first time. I have been looking for sources. I think I clicked the Integrators Button instead of the Sourcerers button for December for one of the profiles I was working on. I am sorry about the confusion. I look forward to trying the Integrators Challenge some other month, because I have learned a lot this month working on the Sourcerers Challenge. Thank you for your support and I am sorry for the error. Anne

posted by Anne Creighton
I think I must have clicked the Integrators Challenge by mistake. Sorry about that.
posted by Ron Johnson
Hi Dorothy, I contributed the profile to your Integrators' Challenge this month (November) in error. Could you delete this if that is necessary please. Sorry for the confusion
posted by Helen (Cooke) Millar
Thanks for the message regarding the Integrators Challenge. I was doing some sourcing and must have selected the Integrators Challenge by mistake. I am not actively participating in the Integrators Challenge at this time. Sorry for the confusion.
posted by Matt Melcher
Thank you, Dorothy for your contributions. Catherine (Kate) Carr Brice was my grandmother. I never met her but from what I was told she was petite and had blonde hair. My grandfather never remarried after her death.
Hi Dorothy!

I tried following you link and it tells me "Page does not exist".

posted by Stephen McCallum
Thank you for the sweet comment on my profile and for your great leadership in the Source A Thon. I really enjoyed participating!
posted by Debra (Jordan) Pate
You're most welcome. And, congratulations on the Warrior Canine Connection recognition! I'm now following on Facebook ...
posted by Susan Keil
Hi Dorothy!

Thank you for your message. I actually marked that box by mistake! I'm sorry. I meant to mark the Oct2019 Sourcers' Challenge. Some combination of working a bit too quickly and needing new glasses struck!. I can officially sign up and work on an integration if you wish ... but I wasn't originally planning on it. Please let me know your preference.

posted by Susan Keil
Hi Dorothy! Pretty sure that was a mistake, I've been doing the cemeteries challenge this month and might have accidentally tagged an entry as integrators. Sorry! -D
posted by Daniel Dickson
Thanks, Dorothy. It was an error.
posted by Jerrod Carter

Dorothy is 24 degrees from Donald Howard, 20 degrees from Julia Howe and 22 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.