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William Lillard Barriger, American army officer. Decorated Legion of Merit with 2 Oak Leaf clusters, Bronze Star medal; Order British Empire; Officer Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with Palm (France); Distinguished Service Medal; Korean Presidential Unit Citation; Knight Commander Order White Elephant; Grand Officer Order of Orange of Nassau. Club: Army-Navy Washington.


Barriger, William Lillard was born on February 1, 1897 in Shelby Company, Kentucky, United States. Son of William Shelby and Ida Alma (Lillard) Barriger.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1918. Graduated from Command and General staff schedul, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1937.


1 son, William Lillard. Commissioned Second lieutenant Cavalry, United States Army, 1918, advanced through grades to major general, 1952. Served southwestern United States, also P.I., 1918-1924.

Instructor English United States Military Academy, 1924-1928. General staff 1st armored division and armored force. General staff 1st and 12th Army groups, 1941-1945.

Chief staff Panama Canal Department and United States Army, Caribbean, 1946-1949. Assistant division commander 9th infantry division, 1949-1950. Department Army general staff, 1950-1951.

Chief staff 1st Army, Governors Island, New York, 1951-1952. General staff Far East Command, Tokyo, 1952. Chief of staff Army Forces Far East, 1952-1953.

Commanding general 2d infantry division with attached United Nations troops, 1953-1954. Office, Secretary of Defense, from 1954.


Club: Army-Navy Washington.


Married Helen Conway Bryant, July 10, 1968.

William Shelby Barriger

Ida Alma (Lillard) Barriger

Helen Conway Bryant