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Nederland Parks & Recreation Department
2301 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-724-0773


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Marion & Ed Hughes
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2712 Nederland Avenue
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-722-1255

Database Number   464
Name   Tarver, Barney Bryan, Jr.
Birth Date   7 April 1926
Birth Place   Moscow, Polk Co., Texas
Death Date   27 January 2012
Death Place   Nederland, Jefferson Co., Texas
Cause of Death    
Place of Burial   Mt. Hope Cemetery, Chester, Texas
Service Branch   Marine Corps


  1st Division, 1st Regiment, 1st Battalion, A Company, 3rd Platoon, 2nd Squad
Rank/Grade   Corporal
Date of Enlistment   27 March 1944
Date of Discharge   7 May 1946
Service Occupation   Shore party man; Automatic rifleman
Decorations, Medals, Badges, etc.   Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Combat Infantry Medal, Okinawa Campaign,
Locations of Military Service   San Diego, CA; Pacific theatre, Russell & Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa, China (Post war only)
Father   Barney B. Tarver
Mother   Ettie Platt Tarver
Additional Biographical Information  

Per son: On discharge from service went back to Polk & Tyler counties. Worked for Gulf Pipeline & sawmills. Married Sweetheart in January, 1947. Began family. Moved to Nederland in September 1950 & lived there & worked for Pure Oil (later Unocal). Retired in April 1985 & moved to ranch in Chester, Texas (Tyler county).

Passed away January 27, 2012 at son's (Mike) house in Nederland. Buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Chester, Texas next to high school sweetheart, mother to their 3 sons & wife of 62 years.

Always proud of his combat service though bothered for lifetime (like most combat veterans) by painful memories of the experience.

Date Added to Database   10 November 2015
Source of Service Information   Son and Discharge document
Newspaper Articles  

Port Arthur News, 1 April 2015, pg. A5



Three photos to be added after better copy is obtained.


Documents   Tarver_Barney_Bryan-1a