SPC Dustin Barr, Veteran

Current Location:

  Clarksville, Tennessee


Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  15F (Aircraft Electrician)


WTU of Recovery:

  Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina


Hometown:

  Jamesville, North Carolina


School(s):

  Not specified


Events:

  Field, Swimming, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball

Injury or Illness:

  Not specified


Spc. Dustin Barr was born and raised in the small town of Jamesville, North Carolina. He left North Carolina soon after graduating high school to join the Army. He became a 15F (Aircraft Electrician) and worked on Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters.

Barr spent most of his time in the Army stationed with 412th Aviation Support Battalion in Katterbach, Germany. He began experiencing physical and mental changes in health and his future service in the military came to a halt. After flying back stateside, recovering, and finishing up his medical board at the Fort Bragg, Warrior Transition Battalion, Spc. Barr got licensed as a tattoo artist. He spends most of his time training for the Warrior Games, playing sports or in his shop doing what he loves.

Spc. Barr’s short term goals mainly consist of two things: welcoming his soon to arrive newborn son and to improve in every event he participates in at the Warrior Games. “I want my family to have even more reason to hold their heads high and make them proud,” said Barr. “My small town, family and church family have been 100% supportive of me. These games are my daily motivation to strive, succeed, and achieve what at one point seemed to be no more than a dream to me.”

“Participating in track events helps me run faster, and if I can run faster, I can certainly walk faster. Learning how to walk again is a challenge, but I have a valuable support system.”

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Year Event Results

2015

DoD Warrior Games Gold Sitting Volleyball
Silver Men’s Shot Put Seated 6.0 (Field)
Silver Men’s Discus Throw Seated 6.0 (Field)