*** Honor Mission***
US Air Force, Korea
SAT FEB 16th 1000hrs [0915 (staging)]
Sadly we are called to stand for Edward Barry who served our country honorably in the US Air Force in Korea, may he rest in peace.
After his service, he worked for 20 years as an insurance agent for Metropolitan Insurance Company until he went to work for the State of CT. in 1973, where he was a
Veterans Aid Investigator until 1985. From 1985 to 1987, he served as the Assistant Administrator for the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Fund and then became
Administrator in 1987 until his retirement in 1999. Even after retirement, he served as a volunteer representative, helping veterans in need. Ed was very proud of his
service and others who served for this country. He joined the American Legion – Post 156, where he served as Department Commander from 2001-2002 and was a member
for 45 years. In this capacity, he would tend to veterans in need and cook at the monthly breakfasts. He was also a member of the East Haddam Lions, where he played
Santa Claus at Chesthelm Health Care and Rehabilitation for decades, a member of the Knights of Columbus, a 3rd Degree member of VFW Post 3336 and a member of
ERIECO Women’s Post 1586 A.L. Men’s Aux.
We will provide a Flag Line at the cemetery for this Hero.
Ride/Flag Captain Don Camden will be RCIC and flags will be onsite.
Saturday February 16th
Middletown Veterans Cemetery
Gregg “Flag 7” Barratt