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.

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Run the RACE, Keep the PACE!!
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 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


  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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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.
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On 7 Jan 2019 at 13:38 GMT Arlene (Feduchak) O'Malley wrote:

Thank you for welcoming me. I am also researching Ancestry and Family Search for any info on my Joyce tree.

On 7 Jan 2019 at 05:29 GMT Alice (Warren) Valle M.D. wrote:

Hi Dorothy, I just joined WikiTree. Thanks for your welcome/greeter email. I am also researching on and FamilySearch, trying to get good info on my 2nd great grandparents.

On 1 Jan 2019 at 01:02 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Congratulations, Dorothy, for winning he Integrators Challenge, December 2018!! I’m proud of you excellent work!

On 26 Dec 2018 at 04:50 GMT Frances (Jones) Shockley wrote:

Hi Dorothy,

Yes, you are correct. I have checked thta box in error. I will stop immediately. Great project, though. Perhaps I can join when I have more time!

Cheers, Fran

On 23 Dec 2018 at 19:11 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Have a blessed New Year 2019, Dorothy!

On 21 Dec 2018 at 17:52 GMT Melissa (Marcure) Greenwood wrote:


it was an accident, I'm sorry. But if i do decide to help out in your department I will definitely sign up first.

On 11 Dec 2018 at 23:05 GMT Lolo Wagner wrote:

I can’t figure out how to get my name on the list for the challenge? I hit edit several times but don’t see the # to add my name too? Is there one for December?

On 4 Dec 2018 at 14:26 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Thank you for participating in the November Integrators Challenge. Your contributions have improved WikiTree. The effort is greatly appreciated.

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.

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