Barry, Edwin Fry, COL

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
1102-Coast Artillery Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Coastal Artillery Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 1193, POW/MIA
Service Years
1917 - 1942

Ordnance Corps


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Harrison County, TX

Casualty Date
Jul 17, 1942
Hostile, Died while Captured
Illness, Disease
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
F, 9, 21

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World War II Fallen
  1942, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Unit Assignments
  1942-1942, 1193, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1942 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Bataan Death March
 Colleges Attended 
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyStanford University
  1913-1917, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  1929-1931, Stanford University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Colonel Edwin Barry served with the US Army Ordnance Department., Harbor Defense of Manilla and Subic Bay, Philippine Islands.

He was a Prisoner of War of the Japanese. He died of a throat infection that the Japanese would not treat, according to the testimony of General Wainwright, while a POW at Tarlac Prison. Wainwright wrote about it in his, This Is My Story. He was first buried in the Tarlac Cemetery.

During WWI, he served with the Coast Artillery Corps, entering the regular army in 1917, rising to the rank of Captain by July 1918-1920.  He transferred to the Ordnance Department in August 1921. Was a Lt. Col. by 1940, full Coonel. March 1942..

He had attended Alabama Polytechnical Institute (Auburn) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating in 1917.  Received his commission upon graduation.
Note:  Attained gradual increase in rank up to his death in the Philippines.  These are reflected in the Military Registers that may be found on
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