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Parris Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Barrow Hall

Barrow Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Henry, June 26, 2009
1. Barrow Hall Marker
Inscription. General Robert H. Barrow enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942, and was assigned as an assistant drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diago, before being commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1943. He served during World War II in occupied China, supporting guerrilla forces and earning the Bronze Star with Combat "V" for heroic action in the face of the enemy. During the Korean War he commanded Company A, 1st Battallion, 1st Marines, during the epic Inchon-Seoul campaign. Later, during the 1st Marine Division's historic retrograde from the Chosin Reservoir, he earned a Navy Cross for multiple actions near Koto-Ri. During 1968 and 1969 he commanded the 9th Marine Regiment in numerous combat actions in Vietnam including Operation Dewey Canyon, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by the U.S. Army.

As a general officer he commanded Camp Smedley D. Butler in Okinawa, served as the Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, and commanded Fleet Marine Forces Atlantic. In his most senior headquarters assignments, he served as the deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, and as the Assistant Commandant prior to be nominated as the 27th Commandant of the Marine Corps.

General Barrow was the first Commandant to serve a regular four-year tour as a full member of the Joint Chiefs
Barrow Hall; Duplicate Markers flank the steps at right and left image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 26, 2009
2. Barrow Hall; Duplicate Markers flank the steps at right and left
of Staff (1979 to 1983). He ensured the success of the Corps' transition to an all- volunteer force by raising education standards and focusing the Corps on retaining quality individuals through professional education. He was also instrumental in bringing positive changes to recruit training. General Barrow's talent, vision, and leadership positioned the Marine Corps to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

Constructed 1941
Dedicated in honor of General Robert H. Barrow
13 December 2002

Erected 2002 by U.S. Marine Corps.
Location. 32° 20.922′ N, 80° 40.476′ W. Marker is in Parris Island, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Panama Street east of Santo Domingo Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parris Island SC 29905, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Japanese 75mm Field Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capt. Brodstrom Marker U.S.M.C. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plane Crash Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peatross Parade Deck (approx. 0.4 miles away); Uncommon Valor (approx.
General Robert Hilliard Barrow image. Click for full size.
Official Marine Corps Photograph
3. General Robert Hilliard Barrow
half a mile away); To Purple Heart Recipients (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Historic Union Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Emancipation Day • Camp Saxton Site (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parris Island.
Also see . . .
1. The Patriot Files, General Robert H. Barrow. General Barrow retired as Commandant on 30 June 1983 and returned to his native state of Louisiana. (Submitted on July 16, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. General Robert Hilliard Barrow , Wikipedia entry. General Barrow died on October 30, 2008 at the age of 86 (Submitted on July 16, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
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