|Birth: ||Feb. 5, 1913|
District Of Columbia, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 6, 2005|
Son of Howard R. and Catherine Bates Barnes.
Husband of Elizabeth Raughley Barnes. Father of Carol (Barnes) Blom.
He graduated from Penn State with a degree in mechanical engineering and was commissioned as a second lieutenant at the entry of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. He was a member of the varsity Lacrosse team and as a senior at Penn State, he was commander of the ROTC.
Following graduation, Mr. Barnes was associated with a refrigeration and air conditioning firm in Washington, D.C.
Called to active duty in September 1941, he was first stationed in Fort Belvoir, and then in the Panama Canal Zone for 15 months. In January 1944, he was transferred to the European Theater, where he served with the 3rd and 9th Armies. He was awarded the Bronze Star medal for the bridging of the Rhine River by the company he commanded for the advancement of the 9th Army into Germany.
At the close of World War II, he joined Carrier Corp. in New York, but continued his Army service teaching at the U.S. Army Engineer School in Long Island, retiring after 28 years as lieutenant colonel. In his years with Carrier Corp., he was concerned with the repair and maintenance of large installations, such as theaters, hotels, ships and the United Nations headquarters building. He had crews and offices in Boston, Baltimore and New York.
Mr. Barnes retired in 1975 and moved to Rehoboth Beach where he became active in the Kiwanis Club, Rehoboth Beach Homeowners Association, where he served on the board, and the Lightship Overfalls. He also was a member of the Rehoboth Beach County Club, the Officers Club of DAFB and the Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Elizabeth R Barnes (1915 - 2013)*
Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Feb 08, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10443339