MAJ John W Barry was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 01/09/2021 at the age of 90.2
Saint Clair, MI
Date of Birth 10/28/1930
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 162 AHC in 66-67
This information was provided by Sammie Williams - Obit

More detail on this person: Major John W. Barry (RET) 90, passed away at his home surrounded by family on January 9, 2021. He was born in Pittsburgh on October 28, 1930. The son of the late John and Gladys Barry. He joined the Army in 1952 and was a career officer retiring in 1972. He earned his aviation wings in both rotary and fixed winged aircraft. He fought in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts as a Huey Helicopter Captain and a founding member of the Cooperheads, earning over 20 medals of honors, including the Bronze Star, (2) Distinquished Flying Crosses with Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart, Upon retirement from the Army he worked at Prestolite and Port Huron Schools retiring in 1997. He loved traveling, telling stories and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by the love of his life, Victoria, children John(Debbi) Barry, Patty(Steve) Ninneman, Doug(Lisa), Jeff(Alexis) Hadwin, Dan(Elizabeth) Draghiceanu, grandchildren: Guy, John, Mitch Ninneman, Christi, Thomas Barry, Nicole, Brittani, Brett, Scott, Garrett, Reagan, Davis Hadwin and Haley & Aidan Draghiceanu. 13 great grandchildren. Brother in Law John, Nephew John (Leslie) Homer. He was also preceded in death by his brother George and Sister Glady Inurnment will be in Arlington National Cemetary at a later date. Cremation arrangements were provided by Young Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Michigan Humane Society. To leave a message of comfort visit

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery

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