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 Connect-a-Thon=Southern Super Sweepers during the 2023 Connect-a-Thon.
2023: " January's 1st Connect-a-Thon". Team Co-Captain, and Participant, We came in 5th place.
Dorothy Barry participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2022 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 101 previously unsourced profiles.
2022: "Fall Source-A-Thon" Member and Co-Captain. I had WikiTree Bib #65. Our Team came in at 2nd place.
Dorothy Barry participated with Connect-a-Thon=Southern Super Sweepers during the 2022 Connect-a-Thon.
2022: "July's 4rd Connect-a-Thon" Team Co-Captain, and Participant, We came in 6th place.
Dorothy Barry participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2021 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 101 previously unsourced profiles.
2021: "Fall Source-A-Thon" Member and Co-Captain. I had WikiTree Bib #15. Our Team came in at 6th place.
Dorothy Barry participated with Connect-a-Thon=Southern Super Sweepers during the 2021 Connect-a-Thon.
2021: "July's 3rd Connect-a-Thon" Team Co-Captain, and Participant, We came in 6th place.
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 sources to many previously unsourced 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!
↑ 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).
1950 Census for my Barry family including myself at eleven months old. (Image included).
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!!
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I intend to continue to do so as so many now are reaching the age of 80's - 100. Some I have known personally, some I trained in basic training as a Drill Sergeant, so please keep me onboard with the project.
Sincerely Dorothy M Barry, MSG E-8, (Former WAC and US Army NCO).
At any rate I am marking you V Active.
This is a draft of a freespace page showing a bit of history of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:United_States_Women%27s_Army_Corps_%28WAC%29. What do you think?
I attached so we do not lose it on Military and War page.. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Military_and_War#Subproject_Space_Pages
We can always move it after you finish if you think it is just WW II. I kept reading to decide where it needed to be attached..
edited by Dorothy Barry
We wrote to you about the changes in the Profile Improvement Project (PIP) a couple of weeks ago. If you would like to continue with the Project, we can place you in the Biography Team, Level 1 where you can work on improving profiles from your own watchlist to Level 1 of the Profile Standards.
We would like to hear from you with any ideas or suggestions. If you do not wish to participate in the Project, please let us know. If we don’t hear from you within 7 days we will remove you from the Project, but we will welcome you back at any time.
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I do plan on staying in the United states mostly however. I am going on 73 so have slowed down a whole lot due to health issues, but have most of my watchlist up to date (but always checking for improvememts).
I also do profiles from the "random" list that comes out when you click on : https://apps.wikitree.com/apps/nelson3486/random. So many profiles have no biography narratives what-so-ever, so that is where I do my most work.
Sincerely, Dorothy B.
The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team who guide new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team. Please let us know which team(s) you would like to participate in.
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I just wanted to drop in and say thank you for the updates to my Baucom family's profiles. As you could probably tell, they were created when I first started WikiTree and are still in need of improvement. Your edits are appreciated!
I see you have helped many site members with many things. Thank you for all you do here and thank you for your service to our country. 🇺🇸
Let me know if I need to do anything else. I am still new to all of this. Again Thank you very much. Alice
My grandmother was Virginia May Roberson married William Wilkerson Clounch. He comes from the Claunch family.
Roberson allegedly is a sept of the viking Clan Gunn so i wear a Gunn Modern tartan. However, it may possibly be part of the Clan Roberston from the earls of Atholl (Robert the Bruce is progenitor). I am 5% viking but i may get that from elsewhere. I would love to know which Clan we are from. i have traced the family to Abbeville south Carolina, and i know they came from new York, but where in ireland they were is unknown. And of course they were forced to abandon Scotland and moved to Ireland, and that did not work out so well. The Scot-Irish are complicated.
Sorry I am late getting back to you, I have not been well. I clicked on the integrators box in error, I meant to click the sourcers challenge box 😒.
I will read up on the Inegrators and see if it is something I can do
Take care Karen 🤗
my apologies, regards Enoch Stuivenberg
Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.
Also, thanks for being such an amazing team leader and cheerleader. It's always a pleasure to be a part of the Sweepers, especially with you at the helm.
Keep up the great work!
Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team
Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!
Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team
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!
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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 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Disasters
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,
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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
I tried following you link https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Integrators_Challenge%C2%A0 and it tells me "Page does not exist".
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.