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army officer

David Goodwin Barr, American army officer. Decorated Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit, Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, French Legion of Honor, Commander’s Degree, Croix de Guerre with Palm, Brazilian Order of Military Merit; Gold Cross of Merit with Swords (Polish).

Background

Barr, David Goodwin was born on June 16, 1895 in Nanfalia, Alabama, United States. Son of William Walter Barr.

Education

Student Alabama Presbyterian College. Graduate Infantry School, 1921, Tank School, 1924, Army War College, 1939. Second in command Lieutenant, Infantry Reserve, 1917.

First lieutenant Infantry, United States Army, 1920, advanced through grades to major general (temporary) February 1944.

Career

Became assistant G-4, Armoured Corps, 1940, assistant chief of staff G-4, Armored Force, 1941. Chief of staff, Armored Force, 1942. Deputy chief and chief of staff, European Theater of Operations, 1943.

Chief of staff North African Theater of Operations, and chief of staff 6th Army Group, 1944-1945. G-1 Army Ground Forces, 1945-1948. Chief, Army Advisory Group, Nanking, 1948-1949.

Commanding general 7th Infantry Division, 1949-1951. Commanding general Armored Center, 1951.

Membership

Served with 1st United States Infantry Division, World War I.

Connections

Married Vivian Louise Bell, November 5, 1924. Children: Virginia Lane, Patricia Bell.

father:
William Walter Barr. Barr

spouse:
Vivian Louise Bell

children:
Virginia Lane Barr

Patricia Bell Barr