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KEVIN GAIL BURKE


is honored on Panel 38W, Line 14 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • LT Kevin Burke on Nui Chom Mountain Nov 68

    Posted on 10/25/17 - by LTG Sam Wetzel, US Army Retired
    i was Kevin's Battalion Commander in Vietnam. Initially Kevin was the Battalion S-1 (Personnel Officer). Kevin kept begging me to let him be an Infantry Platoon Leader in the field. He wanted to lead combat soldiers. I finally agreed and my last words to him were "keep your head down and take care of your troops. The rest is history as his citation for the DSC describes. I submitted the request for his award. I will never forget Kevin. What a great American. He died trying to save his soldiers. Later His Father Gail Burke and I corresponded and Gail told me about the Anita Airport dedication. I would like to renew contact with Gail and am searching my files to get his address. Kevin Burke's exploits are etched in my memory. Rest in Peace Kevin Burke. Sam WETZEL Lieutenant General US Army Retired, Columbua GA (age 87) Oct 23, 2017.
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  • LT Kevin Burke on Nui Chom Mountain Nov 68

    Posted on 10/25/17 - by LTG Sam Wetzel, US Army Retired
    i was Kevin's Battalion Commander in Vietnam. Initially Kevin was the Battalion S-1 (Personnel Officer). Kevin kept begging me to let him be an Infantry Platoon Leader in the field. He wanted to lead combat soldiers. I finally agreed and my last words to him were "keep your head down and take care of your troops. The rest is history as his citation for the DSC describes. I submitted the request for his award. I will never forget Kevin. What a great American. He died trying to save his soldiers. Later His Father Gail Burke and I corresponded and Gail told me about the Anita Airport dedication. I would like to renew contact with Gail and am searching my files to get his address. Kevin Burke's exploits are etched in my memory. Rest in Peace Kevin Burke. Sam WETZEL Lieutenant General US Army Retired, Columbua GA (age 87) Oct 23, 2017.
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  • LT Kevin Burke on Nui Chom Mountain Nov 68

    Posted on 10/25/17 - by LTG Sam Wetzel, US Army Retired
    i was Kevin's Battalion Commander in Vietnam. Initially Kevin was the Battalion S-1 (Personnel Officer). Kevin kept begging me to let him be an Infantry Platoon Leader in the field. He wanted to lead combat soldiers. I finally agreed and my last words to him were "keep your head down and take care of your troops. The rest is history as his citation for the DSC describes. I submitted the request for his award. I will never forget Kevin. What a great American. He died trying to save his soldiers. Later His Father Gail Burke and I corresponded and Gail told me about the Anita Airport dedication. I would like to renew contact with Gail and am searching my files to get his address. Kevin Burke's exploits are etched in my memory. Rest in Peace Kevin Burke. Sam WETZEL Lieutenant General US Army Retired, Columbua GA (age 87) Oct 23, 2017.
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  • LT Kevin Burke on Nui Chom Mountain Nov 68

    Posted on 10/25/17 - by LTG Sam Wetzel, US Army Retired
    i was Kevin's Battalion Commander in Vietnam. Initially Kevin was the Battalion S-1 (Personnel Officer). Kevin kept begging me to let him be an Infantry Platoon Leader in the field. He wanted to lead combat soldiers. I finally agreed and my last words to him were "keep your head down and take care of your troops. The rest is history as his citation for the DSC describes. I submitted the request for his award. I will never forget Kevin. What a great American. He died trying to save his soldiers. Later His Father Gail Burke and I corresponded and Gail told me about the Anita Airport dedication. I would like to renew contact with Gail and am searching my files to get his address. Kevin Burke's exploits are etched in my memory. Rest in Peace Kevin Burke. Sam WETZEL Lieutenant General US Army Retired, Columbua GA (age 87) Oct 23, 2017.
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 8/17/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik Bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Lt Kevin Burke,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantry Unit Commander. I wish that you had not passed in the same month as your birthday. sigh. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.