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Encyclopedia > Robert H. Barrow
General Robert H. Barrow, 27th Commandant of the Marine Corps
General Robert H. Barrow, 27th Commandant of the Marine Corps

General Robert Hilliard Barrow (born February 5, 1922) was the 27th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) from 1979-1983. Now retired, Barrow served for 41 years, including overseas command duty in three wars. Image File history File links GenRtBarrowUSMC_hires. ... Image File history File links GenRtBarrowUSMC_hires. ... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Marine Corps career

Barrow joined the Marine Corps after his graduation from Louisiana State University. He was commissioned a second lieutenant on May 19, 1943. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College at Baton Rouge, or simply Louisiana State University (LSU) is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ...


World War II

During World War II, Barrow served with a Chinese guerilla team in Japanese-occupied Central China. For his service, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat V. World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ...


Korean War

During the Korean War, Barrow commanded Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines (a Marine rifle company) in the Inchon-Seoul campaign and in the Chosin Reservoir campaign. For his heroism in holding a pass near Koto-ri on December 9-10, 1950, he was awarded the Navy Cross. The Korean War, from June 25, 1950 to cease-fire on July 27, 1953 (technically speaking, the war has not yet ended), was a conflict between North Korea and South Korea. ... The 1st Marine Division is the oldest, largest (active duty), and most decorated division-sized unit in the United States Marine Corps representing a combat-ready force of more than 19,000 men and women. ... The Battle of Inchon (code name: Operation Chromite) was a decisive 15-day invasion and battle during the Korean War. ... Combatants Peoples Republic of China United Nations forces; including United States Commanders Song Shi-Lun Oliver Smith Strength 120,000 40,000 Casualties 25,000 killed, 12,500 wounded, 30,000 frost-bite casualties 2,500 dead, 192 missing, 5,000 wounded, 7,500 cold related injuries The Battle... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Navy Cross The Navy Cross is the second highest medal that can be awarded by the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. ...


Vietnam War

In Vietnam, Barrow served as Commanding Officer, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein), and as Deputy G-3, III Marine Amphibious Force. He received the Army Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism in Operation Dewey Canyon.


Decorations

Barrow's medals and decorations include:

The Navy Cross The Navy Cross is the second highest medal that can be awarded by the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. ... The Navy Distinguished Service Medal is a military award of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps which was first created in 1919. ... The Silver Star is also a passenger rail line run by Amtrak as part of their Silver Service and Palmetto service. ... The Legion of Merit is an awesome award which only the bravest of Americans will ever win. ... The Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration and is the fourth highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service. ... The Presidential Unit Citation is a senior unit award granted to military units which have performed an extremely meritorious or heroic act, usually in the face of an armed enemy. ...

Post-military career

After General Barrow's retirement from the Marine Corps, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and to the president's Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management. Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ...


External links

  • Offical Biography for Robert H. Barrow from the United States Marine Corps
  • General Robert H. Barrow from Keystone Marines
Preceded by:
Gen. Louis H. Wilson, Jr.
Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
1979—1983
Succeeded by:
Gen. Paul X. Kelley

 
 

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