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Delmar Barry


Full Name
Delmar Barry
Deceased, Multiple Myeloma cancer
Appeared in
Former Green Beret
Explosives expert
Known relatives
Mrs. Barry (wife)
John Rambo (friend)
"We had to put him in the back. If we didn't, he'd take up the whole picture, he's so big! "
―John Rambo on Delmar Barry.

Delmar Barry (sometimes called Delmore Barry) was a U.S. Army Green Beret soldier assigned to the renowned Baker Team.

Only two members of the team lived to return to the States, one being Barry and the other his good friend John Rambo. However, Delmar had been exposed to the carcinogenic defolialent herbicide Agent Orange while in Vietnam, only to die from cancer several years later because of it. Rambo said that Barry was so tall that he would have to stand in the back when the team took group photographs.

Much like Maureen Prescott in the famous Scream trilogy, Delmar Barry's death inadvertently set the events of the entire series in motion.

Biography - Official source[]

"Got himself killed in 'Nam and didn't even know it."
―Rambo revealing Barry's fate to Trautman

In the Rambo II novelization novel, Barry was an African-American whose great grandfather was an escaped slave who fought for the Union Army during the Civil War. As a little boy, Delmar was dazzled by such stories of courage, and when he grew up it inspired him to enlist in order to continue the family tradition and posthumously respect his great-grandfather. Barry was the team engineer/ explosives expert on Baker Team, which consisted of John Rambo, Joseph Danforth, Ortega, Messner, Krackhauer, Colletta and Jorgenson. Rambo and Berry became close friends during their Special Forces training after Rambo came to his aid while Barry was being harassed by a group of racist Special Forces candidates.

First Blood[]

Delmar in the video game

Barry was the only one in the Baker team to make it out of Vietnam alive except for Rambo, and the two friends promised to keep in touch. Barry gave Rambo his address and they went their separate ways. It was unknown how Delmar adjusted to civilian life, but he seemed more stable as he found a woman and married her. After Rambo couldn't get on his feet in America, mostly due to his untreated post-trautmatic stress disorder, Rambo decided to track down Delmar to maybe bring some more hope into his life. Rambo hitchhiked to Washington state where he went to Barry's lakefront homestead and instead found Mrs. Barry, who informed him that Barry succumbed to Multiple Myeloma cancer from prolonged agent orange exposure a over a year prior, stating that by the end, the once enormous Delmar was so thin that even she could lift him off the bed. A heartbroken Rambo apologizes for her loss and, unsure of where to go next, travels by chance to Hope, setting the events of First Blood in motion. Before leaving, Rambo offers Mrs. Barry some cold comfort by saying she may have the photo of Delmar and himself with their teammates in Baker Team.

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