David Goodwin Barr
Major General, United States Army
and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007
David Goodwin Barr (1895-1970). Born in Myrtlewood, Alabama on June 16, 1895. Attended Alabama Presbyterian College. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1936 and the Army War College in 1939.
Commissioned in the Infantry reserve in 1917. Saw action in France with the 18th Infantry, 1st Division 1918-1919.
With Washington Provisional Brigade 1936-1938. and again 1939-1940.
Executive Officer to the Supply Officer, the Supply Officer of I Armored Corps July 1940-June 1942. Brigadier General in June 1942. Chief of Staff of the Armored Force June 1942-July 1943. Chief of Staff at Headquarters of North African Theater of Operations January-September 1944. Major General in February 1944. Chief of Staff of Sixth Army Group September 1944-July 1945.
Chief of Personnel for Army Ground Forces July 1945-January 1948. Assignments after the war included Commanding General of 7th Infantry Division May 1949-February 1951 and the Armored Center, Fort Knox February 1951 until retirement in February 1952.
Decorations included the Distinguished Service Cross, three Distinguished Service Medals two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit and Distinguished Flying Cross. Died on September 26, 1970.
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