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Barnet William Beers, American army officer, retired. Recipient Legion of Merit. Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters. Served as officer United States Army, 1917-1919; Mason.


Beers, Barnet William was born on July 18, 1896 in Petosky, Michigan, United States. Son of William and Lucy Ethel (Kennedy) Beers.


Student of University Illinois, 1918.


Served as officer United States Army, 1917-1919. Building construction engineer, 1921-1931. Production engineer Eastman Kodak Company, 1931-1939.

Reentered United States Army, 1940, advanced through grades to colonel, staff officer, director security division 2d Service Command, Governor’s Island, New York, 1940-1944. Chief civilian defense survey team United States Strategic Bombing Survey, Germany, England, Japan, 1944-1946. With War Department general staff, secretary War Department Civil Defense Board, 1946-1947.

Executive officer civil defense planning Office Secretary Defense, 1947-1948, assistant for Civil Defense Liaison, 1949-1951, Assistant for Civil Defense Office Secretary Defense, 1951-1953. Retired; now administrator, Capitol Area Branch of Federal Civil Defense Administration, 1956-1962. Special liaison officer, OCBM, Washington Chairman board of trustees National Institute for Defense Mobilization.


Served as officer United States Army, 1917-1919.


Married Marie Caroline Ball, September 11, 1946.

William Beers

Lucy Ethel (Kennedy) Beers

Marie Caroline Ball