Barr, Woodrow Wilson, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0321-Reconnaissance Man
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 0321, Co C, 1st Raider Bn
Service Years
1942 - 1942

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Keyser
Last Address
Keyser, WV
Graduated from Parsons High School

Casualty Date
Aug 07, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Queens Meadow Point Cemetery - Keyser, West Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
n/a

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
1st Raider Bn1st Raider Bn
  1942-1942, 0321, 1st Raider Bn
  1942-1942, 0321, Co C, 1st Raider Bn
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo) /Tulagi Island landing
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
USS Barr (DE-576/APD-39), originally a Buckley-class destroyer escort, and later a Charles Lawrence-class high speed transport of the United States Navy named for Pvt. Woodrow Wilson Barr of Keyser, West Virginia. Barr (DE-576) was laid down on 5 November 1943 at Hingham, Massachusetts, by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co.; launched on 28 December 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Cora Dell Barr, Pfc. Barr's mother; and commissioned on 16 February 1944, Lieutenant Commander Henry H. Love in command.
   
Comments/Citation
*Enlisted 13Jan1942 *Completed training with the 1st Marine Raider Bn in Quantico, VA before deploying to Pacific Theater
He is Buried at: Queens Point Cemetery, Keyser, WV 26726
   
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