Parris Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
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
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); Peatross Parade Deck (approx. 0.4 miles away); Uncommon Valor (approx. half a mile away); To Purple Heart Recipients (approx. 0.6 miles away); Emancipation Day • Camp Saxton Site Northern Most Known Bastion of Spanish Florida (approx. 2.9 miles away); Charlesfort-Santa Elena Site (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fort San Marcos & The Ribaut Monument (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.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Heroes • Military • Notable Persons • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II •
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