Daniel Barry Jr.
Daniel Barry Jr. enlisted in the Marines in August of 1953. After 16 weeks of basic training at both Parris Island and Camp Pendleton for advanced infantry training he was sent to Korea in February of 1954 until April of 1955 to defend the United Nations positions in Korea. He became part of the 1st Marine Division D-Company Engineering Corps. His main responsibilities included road repair and clearing mine fields along the DMZ. After his service ended, he went to Canisius College and then on to the University of Buffalo law school. He has served as a public defender for over 50 years in Buffalo City Court.
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Korean War - Key Events
July 27, 1953
Mark W. Clark for the UN Command, Peng Dehuai for the Chinese, and Kim Il-Sung for North Korea conclude an armistice ending hostilities. A demilitarized zone is created that roughly follows the prewar border along the 38th parallel. South Korean Pres. Syngman Rhee announces his acceptance of the agreement, but no representative of South Korea ever signs the document.
These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica