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.
Korean War - Key Events
December 6, 1950
The U.S. Marines at the Chosin Reservoir begin their “attack in a different direction” as they engage in a fighting retreat to the port of Hŭngnam. Two entire Chinese armies have been tasked with the destruction of the 1st Marine Division. They succeed in driving the American force from North Korean territory but pay an enormous price: as many as 80,000 Chinese troops are killed or wounded, and the CPVF Ninth Army Group is rendered combat-ineffective for months. “Frozen Chosin” becomes one of the most-storied episodes in U.S. Marine Corps history.
These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica
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