Monday, August 7, 2017

National Purple Heart Day - Marshall Joseph Barger Sr

Marshall Joseph Barger Sr
World War II
9 February 1921 - 20 April 1996
Purple Heart
Clustered Spires Cemetery
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland

August 7 is National Purple Heart Day to honor those men and women injured in the their service to our country. Today's spotlight is on Marshall Joseph "Joe" Barger, Senior.

I was able to find 2 mentions of his service and injury in 1945.

The Frederick Post
Frederick, MD
March 7, 1945
Page Four

The Frederick Post
Frederick, MD
August 31, 1945
Page Four

Mr. Barger went on to work for the B&O Railroad in Brunswick for 23 years then operated a hauling business before his retirement. His obituary stated he was a member of the Stedman-Keenan Post 96, American Legion and the B&O Veterans.

Thank you for your service Joe!!