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John Barron

AKA John Daniel Barron

Born: 26-Jan-1930
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, TX
Died: 24-Feb-2005
Location of death: Arlington, VA [1]
Cause of death: Respiratory failure
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Soviet espionage expert

Military service: US Navy (Naval Intelligence, 1953-57)


[1] Virginia Hospital Center

Wife: Patricia Barron
Daughter: Lisa Barron
Daughter: Kelly Barron

    University: University of Missouri
    University: MA Journalism, University of Missouri (1952)
    University: US Naval Postgraduate School

    Reader's Digest (1965-91)
    The Washington Star (1957-65)
    Association for Intelligence Officers Honorary Board Member
    Polk Award (1964)

Author of books:
KGB: The Secret Work of Soviet Secret Agents (1974, nonfiction)
Murder of a Gentle Land: The Untold Story of Communist Genocide in Cambodia (1977, with Anthony Paul)
MiG Pilot: The Final Escape of Lieutenant Belenko (1980, nonfiction)
KGB Today: The Hidden Hand (1983, nonfiction)
Breaking the Ring: The Bizarre Case of the Walker Family Spy Ring (1987, nonfiction)
Operation SOLO: The FBI's Man in the Kremlin (1996, nonfiction)


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