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WILLIAM JAMES BURKE JR


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

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Thank you for the last photo of Jimmy (4th one)

    Posted on 7/4/18 - by Barbara
    It was nice to see Jimmy grown up and serving in Vietnam, as I remember him more as a young kid. I heard this was his second tour of duty... that he could not leave his buddies behind. I miss you, Jimmy. Thank you.
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  • Your Friend helped me and remembers you

    Posted on 9/27/17 - by Krysteen Wescott h2343762@aol.com
    Dear Jimmy,
    Your Sgt Ed Boucher your squad leader, D 2/7 1st Cav. 3rd Squad 3rd platoon sent me pictures about.He spoke of your kindly and misses you
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  • I've heard all about you

    Posted on 9/6/17 - by Krysteen Wescott h2343762@aol.com
    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
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  • thanks

    Posted on 8/21/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    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.
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  • Remebering my cosuin Jimmy

    Posted on 1/17/17 - by CE 1 George D. Burke, US Navy Seabees seabeegdb@hotmail.com
    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
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The Wall of Faces

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