Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SSG Charles Ross Barry

SSG Charles Ross Barry was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on 27 Aug 1924 to Daniel Allan and Ann Barry.  The family moved to the United States in 1926.  2 years later his only sibling was born in Boston.

Charles was drafted March of 1943.  On 15 Jun 1943 he was naturalized while assigned to D Co, 37 Infantry Training Battalion, Camp Croft, South Carolina. He was sent overseas and on 9 Aug 1944 he reported for duty to E Company 116th Infantry.  On 1 Sep 1944 he was wounded, sent to hospital and dropped from the rolls.  On 18 Nov he returned to the unit and on 3 Dec 1944 he was promoted to Staff Sergeant.  SSG Barry was killed in action 6 Dec 1944.

SSG Barry rests forever in the Netherlands American Cemetery.  

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