page is constructed to introduce you to me, my life as a Marine,
what I am doing since I retired in 1967.
off I entered the Corps in 1945 and stayed until 1967 after
out for a few months between 1949 and 1950 (Korean Era)
held many positions in the Corps starting with the most common
carrying a BAR, in a rifle Company.
upon re-enlisting in 1950 started my climbing the ladder, to my
at retirement. Motor Transport was my forte and if you knew
Corps in those days, there was little or no advancement in Motor
so when in Vietnam and asked if I was going to re-enlist I
No thanks, and returned to Santa Ana, where I retired.
on to New York State, my home of record, where I found out
the Marine Corps League and joined in 1968.
held many offices in the Dept of NY save that as Commandant,
I turned down the nomination, after being injured to the point of
crutches. I didn't want to saddle the Dept with a cripple as their
I received the Marine of the Year for the Detachment, and
Department in 1987, and then relocated to North Carolina, where I started
the ladder again. Was the Department Commandant for five years
through 1993. While in office I did receive MOY from the
the Department. and also received the Dog of the
from the Pound and Pack. In 1993 received the Past Chief Devil Dog’s award.
the Year 2001, I was honored with being the recipient of the National
Corps League's Marine of the Year Award.
this time, since 1973 when I joined the Military Order of the Devil Dogs
was advancing through the chairs in the Pound, the Pack and on into
Kennel,where after 31 years became the Chief Devil Dog at the
Growl in 2004.
am still working for the League, the Dogs and all Veterans rights.
a total now of sixty (60) years so far for the Corps and the Country I
George M. Barrows Sr SSGT USMC (Ret'd)
George M. Barrows Sr and Congressman Walter Jones