Chief Bernard Daniel “Barney” Fair

Chief Bernard Daniel “Barney” Fair

Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 26 Dec 1988 (aged 80)
Farmington, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
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New Baltimore, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
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Bernard "Barney" Fair served in the U. S. Navy for 27 years. CBM Fair was a Pearl Harbor survivor. On 7 December 1941 CBM Fair was aboard the USS Medusa which was a repair ship. The ship was armed with three 3 inch guns and 2 .30 cal. machine guns. They were credited with shooting 2 Zeros and sinking one submarine. CBM Fair went on to serve n the Battle of Leyte Gulf, Battle of The Coral Sea and The Battle of Okinawa. CBM Fair also served during the Korean War.

After retiring from the military, Barney worked for General Electric. He retired from General Electric in 1973. Barney was a ham radio operator. KA8CUS

Standing behind Bernard is his grandmother Rose Mulligan Fair. The picture was taken about 1912 in Lebanon Pennsylvania.

Bernard Fair is also a direct descendant of Revolutionary War soldier, Marks Fair. The Fairs are descendants of Johannes Fahr aka John Fair of Caernarvon Twp, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Johannes Fahr immigrated to America from Germany 5 September 1751. Bernard Fair was a member of the "Sons of the American Revolution."

Barney's 2nd great grandfather, Daniel Fair, fought in War of 1812. Daniel Fair was at Ft. McHenry when the British attacked Baltimore, Maryland in September 1814.

A VETERAN - whether active duty, discharged, retired, reserve or passed away - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount of up to, and including their life. Thank You for your Service to our Country. May God Bless You.

"Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty as they understood it. They suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died."

I am bound to them, though I cannot see their eyes or hear their voices. I honor their history. I cherish their lives. I will tell their story. I will remember them.
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  • Created by: Jerry Fair
  • Added: 11 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41844644
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Chief Bernard Daniel “Barney” Fair (23 Jul 1908–26 Dec 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41844644, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, New Baltimore, Macomb County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Jerry Fair (contributor 47065935) .