Barr, Joseph James, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1941-1945, 0302, 2nd Marine Division
Service Years
1941 - 1945

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Home Town
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Last Address
Wood River, Ill

Date of Passing
Nov 10, 2007
 
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Last Known Activity
CPT BARR SERVED WITH F CO, 2ND BN, 2ND MAR, 2ND MARDIV DURING WWll.

HE WON THE NAVY CROSS AT TARAWA. HIS CITATION READS:
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TAKES PLEASURE IN PRESENTING THE NAVY CROSS TO SECOND LIEUTENANT JOSEPH JAMES BARR (MCSN: 0-19359), UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS (RESERVE), FOR EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS A PLATOON LEADER IN COMPANY F, SECOND BATTALION, SECOND MARINES, SECOND MARINE DIVISION, IN ACTION AGAINST ENEMY JAPANESE FORCES AT BETIO ISLAND, TARAWA ATOLL, GILBERT ISLANDS, ON 20 NOVEMBER 1943. ALTHOUGH WOUNDED IN THE FACE AND RIGHT SHOULDER WHILE EMBARKED IN A LANDING CRAFT APPROACHING THE BEACH, SECOND LIEUTENANT BARR NEVERLESS REMAINED FOR THIRTY-SIX HOURS TO ORGANIZE AND LEAD HIS PLATOON. HIS INSPIRING CONDUCT INDOMITABLE FIGHTING SPIRIT AND COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR HIS OWN NEEDS THROUGHOUT THIS GRUELING PERIOD REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.
   
Other Comments:
CPT BARR WAS 88 YEARS OLD WHEN HE DIED.

HE WAS A LAWYER, JUDGE, AND MARINE ACCORDING TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
   
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 Unit Assignments
2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2), 2nd Marine Regiment2nd Marine Division
  1941-1945, 0302, F Co, 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)
  1941-1945, 0302, 2nd Marine Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Tinian (1944)
  1945-1945 Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle for Okinawa
 Colleges Attended
Notre Dame College of Ohio
  1936-1940, Notre Dame College of Ohio
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