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  • Date of Birth:11/15/1950
  • Date of Casualty:5/12/1969
  • Home of Record:BELLFLOWER
  • County of Record:LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:25W, 62
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN


  • Date of Birth:9/17/1948
  • Date of Casualty:5/12/1969
  • Home of Record:DETROIT
  • County of Record:WAYNE COUNTY
  • State:MI
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:25W, 63
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NGAI


is honored on Panel 25W, Line 63 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • I've heard all about you

    Posted on 9/6/17 - by Krysteen Wescott
    Dear Jimmy,
    I am the daughter of Sgt 1st class Robert Wescott Jr and I am honored to be reading your name on the 35th Anniversary of the wall this Veterans Day. I heard from your cousin George who told me all about you. You are not forgotten.
    Krysteen Wescott
  • thanks

    Posted on 8/21/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Sgt William Burke,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. 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.
  • Remebering my cosuin Jimmy

    Posted on 1/17/17 - by CE 1 George D. Burke, US Navy Seabees
    I write this note with a heavy heart. Jimmy was the only child of my Uncle Bill and Aunt Betty. He was their pride and joy and my hero growing up. I was born in CA and lived their for the first 6 years of my life. Jimmy was like a big brother to me, teaching me how to swim, skip rocks on a pond and enjoy the outdoors. We used to play army. From an early age, all he wanted to do was someday join the Army and serve his country, just like our Uncle George, who was KIA in WWII. Little did we know that his fate would be like Uncle George's.
    I know that he is in heaven with his parents and the seven other members of his squad who perished on May 12, 1969. I love you Jimmy and await the day I will see you again. Your cousin George D. Burke
  • Honoring his service

    Posted on 5/28/16 - by Bill Burke
    My name is William James Burke. I live in Lancaster, Pa. I was a Sgt. in Vietnam when I was reading casualties in the Stars and Stripes. I was quite affected to see someone of the same name and rank on the list of fallen heroes. I am so sorry to all that lost this loved one. I view his name on "The Wall" each time I go there. I didn't know him, but I feel we were kindred spirits. May he rest in peace.
  • Jim Burke Menlo-Atherton High School photo

    Posted on 1/9/15 - by Barbara
    Thank you so much, Janna Hoehn, for your relentless search for a photo of Jimmy and all the young men who had no photo to accompany their story. I am glad I could help get these from our high school librarian. (Thank you to her and the M-A receptionist who answered the phone and wanted to help as well). These two photos are just how I remember Jimmy Burke. A really cute and fun-loving young man, who wanted to serve his country so much he went back for a second tour of duty, where he was killed way too young. He will be forever missed. RIP.
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