William Lillard Barriger (1897 - 1976) was an American military officer who served in World War II and the Korean War. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of June 1918. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for conduct during World War II as a colonel in the Fifth Army. Barriger, at the rank of Major General, became commander of the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea during the Korean War in May 1953, a position he would hold until March 1954. He was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for ‘exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility from 4 June 1952 to 6 March 1954.’ Barriger retired as a U.S. Army Major General.