Barry Richard Donadio is a native of New York who led an honorable career in the Volunteer Ambulance Service, Volunteer Fire Department, the Military, Law Enforcement, and the United States Secret Service. He was assigned to the White House to protect Presidents Bush and Obama. He also served in multiple Middle Eastern war zones during his career. In 2013, he authored the book ” TWA Flight 800 First Responder Witness Account”. This is his account describing his actions during the rescue of TWA Flight 800 on July 17th, 1996. In 2014 he was elected to the Queen Anne’s County Republican Central Committee in Maryland. He successfully completed his 4year term. January 2017, he was appointed the Sergeant at Arms of the Maryland Republican Party by the Honorable Dirk Haire. Donadio successfully completed a 2-year term as Sergeant at Arms of the MDGOP. Donadio continues to serve as the President of Public Security LLC. It is a high-profile private security and investigation firm that provides protection to high-risk clients in Maryland, New York, and dangerous overseas locations. Donadio is expected to publish his the second book “That Day When Hell Froze Over” by August 2019.
July 17th, 2016 UPDATE
Barry Donadio led events commemorating the 20 year anniversary of the downing of TWA Flight 800 on Long Island. The controversial crash occurred on July 17th, 1996. There are still many people with questions as to why the plane crashed. Most people were attending events to remember their loved ones and friends.
Mr. Donadio authored the book “TWA Flight 800 First Responder Witness Account”. The book was released in September 2013 and has been gaining more interest. The book is about his account of the evening the plane went down. He was an Emergency Medical Technician that responded to the scene of the rescue operations.
Donadio stated ” I felt that it was important to remember the victims of the tragedy on the 20th anniversary. I was happy to meet families of some of the victims. We turned the 20th anniversary of a horrible event, into a positive day for all those who attended.”
Mr. Donadio led victims families to the TWA Flight 800 Memorial in Shirley, New York as well as the TWA Flight 800 Memorials in East Moriches New York. With the cooperation of the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Moriches, he led the group to the Coast Guard station. The group was able to access the station while Mr. Donadio explained to the group what happened there on the night of July 17th, 1996.
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July 17th 2021 UPDATE
Barry Donadio was in New York to conduct a book signing in order to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the downing of TWA Flight 800. Donadio prays for the the victims as well as all those affected by this tragedy.