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George Russell Barber
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1914
Buckhead
Morgan County
Georgia, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 2004
Whittier
Los Angeles County
California, USA

United States Military Chaplin. He was the last surviving D-Day Chaplin, who served as one of four chaplains with the Army's 1st Infantry Division at Omaha Beach when Allied forces stormed the shores of Normandy on June 6, 1944. He spent the day ministering to the wounded and dying at Omaha Beach, prepared the dead for burial and helped select the site of the U.S. Cemetery overlooking the beach. Serving throughout Europe during the war, he ministered during the Battle of the Bulge and the capture of the strategic bridge at Remagen, Germany. He later ministered with the Air Force during the Korean War, served during the Vietnam War at March Air Force Base, California and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1969. In retirement, he was a regular at many D-Day Invasion reunions on Omaha Beach in Normandy. He delivered the opening prayer at the dedication ceremony for the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans in June 2000, joining celebrities Tom Hanks, Tom Brokaw, Steven Spielberg and others. In 2003, he led an interfaith service at dedication ceremonies for the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University, in Lawrence, Kansas. The World War II reunion, was hosted by NBC News Anchor Tom Brokaw, included former president Jimmy Carter and over 25,000 in attendance. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Natural causes
 
Burial:
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Whittier
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 26, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10175960
George Russell Barber
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George Russell Barber
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