269th birthday of Revolutionary War hero Commodore John Barry celebrated in Fort Greene

This month would have been the 269th birthday

This month would have been the 269th birthday of Commodore John Barry. (March 11, 2014 5:46 PM)

Brooklyn residents today celebrated the birthday of a Revolutionary War hero at a Fort Greene park named in his honor.

This month would have been the 269th birthday of Commodore John Barry.

Mary Nolan, president of the Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn, says the group is committed to honoring the Irish-American who was best known as the unofficial father of the Navy.

"He was scarcely...

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