Barton Raymond Oscar “Tubby”, born 22-08-1889, four months after Adolf Hitler, in Granada, Colorado, United States to Conway Oldham Barton ( 1856-1941) and his wife Carrie, born Mosher Barton (1860-1943). Raymaond had one –sister and one brother, Ann Barton Boone ( 1883-1926) and Percyy Otis Barton (1897-1918). . Raymond was married with Carrie, born Mosher Barton ( 1860-1943) and they had also a daughter and a son, Clare Conway Barton Redd )1924-1995) and Raymond OscarJr Barton (1927-2003).
Raymond graduated from the United States Military Academy class of 1912. Many of his West Point classmates later became general officers during World War II as he did, such as Wade H. Haislip, John Shirley Wood, Walton Walker, Harry J. Malony, Walter M. “Robby” Robertson, 1988-1954, William Hale Wilbur, Franklin C. Sibert, Robert McGowan Littlejohn, Stephen Jones Chamberlin, Archibald Vincent “Archie”Arnold, Albert Eger Brown, Gilbert Richard Cook and Millard Tillmore “Miff” Harmon. As commander of the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment he served in Germany from 1917 to 1923, being the last formation to leave. Picture Major General Raymond Oscar Barton and Colonel Buck Lanham, Germany, 14-09-1944. He commanded the 4th Infantry Division , nickname “Ivy Division” from 03-07-1942 to 26-12-1944 and led them into battle from D-Day at Utah Beach, to the Liberation of Paris, and into the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest before leaving the command due to health problems on 27-12-1944. The division’s casualties during the European campaign, 2.611 killed in action and 9.895 wounded in action. During the war he became friends with war correspondent, Ernest Hemingway who sought his favor as the war correspondent assigned to the division and the two corresponded after. Hemingway wrote to Barton: You had one of the greatest divisions in American military history. During the Battle of Hurtgen Forest on the Weisser Weh stream near Grosshau, Germany General Barton gave up his belt for tourniquet material to medic Russell. York
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