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Obituaries > BARR, WOODROW W.

Pfc. Woodrow Barr, son of Mrs. Cora Barr of Keyser, was killed in an attack against the Japanese on Tulagi, Solomon Islands, Aug. 7, 1942. A graduate of Parsons High School, he was employed for four years by the Celanese plant in Cumberland, Md. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on Jan. 13, 1942 and trained at Parris Island, and Quantico, and was then assigned to the First Marine [Raider] Battalion. The U.S.S. Barr, DE-576, Navy Destroyer Escort was named in his honor. Pfc. Barr was awarded the Purple Heart; Presidential Citation, 1942 Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, 1942; and the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantly and intrepidity in action while serving with the First Marine Raider Battalion during the attack against the enemy at Tulagi.