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Gen Ransom Edward Barber
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1930
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 24, 2009
Fairfax County
Virginia, USA

Brigadier General U.S. Army (Ret.) Brigadier General Ransom Edward Barber passed away on October 24, 2009. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 15, 1930. During his youth he lived both at home and abroad, returning to Cincinnati in 1943 while his father, a U.S. Army Brigadier General, served in the Pacific Theatre, commanding the 59th Brigade. Ransom E. Barber graduated from Walnut Hills High School in 1947 and entered the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. Upon graduating from West Point in 1951, he was commissioned as an Army 2nd Lieutenant. As he progressed through his career, his assignments included service with the 7th Infantry Regiment in the Korean War and as a company commander in Japan. In 1955, General Barber attended the Johns Hopkins University where he received a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering. General Barber was then posted to West Point where he served as an assistant professor of mathematics. His next assignment was as an assistant military attache to the Soviet Union. During his tour in Moscow, he traveled extensively throughout the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. He was later assigned to command the 525th Military Intelligence Brigade in Vietnam and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Military Personnel Center. Upon his promotion to Brigadier General, he was assigned to the Army General Staff as Director of Tactical and Strategic Intelligence and then to the U.S. Army Forces Command as Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence. During his Military career, he was awarded the Combat Infantryman''s Badge, three Legions of Merit, three Bronze Star Medals, the Meritorious Service Metal, four Air Medals, the Army Commendation Medal and numerous foreign decorations. General Barber retired from the Army after 25 years of service and embarked on a second career as a senior engineer with TRW, Inc. where he continued for the next 16 years in project management. 
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  Edward Barber (1900 - 1965)
  Helen Hall Barber (1903 - 1974)
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 34 Site 602-4
Created by: John Michael
Record added: Jan 11, 2010
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Gen Ransom Edward Barber
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Gen Ransom Edward Barber
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Gen Ransom Edward Barber
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 Added: Oct. 27, 2015
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 Added: Feb. 4, 2010

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