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is honored on Panel 54W, Line 8 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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    Dear Cpl David Burkes,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. 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.
  • Bad News

    Posted on 1/5/17 - by Bill Seno
    I miss you Dave, and the days we used to cruise the streets of Elmhurst in your little red Nash Rambler "Wampum' Wagon". I still don't understand why the Lord decided to take you. You were a much better kid than me. All of us in our little neighbourhood went to Vietnam but I didn't figure you'd be the one to never come home again. It just wasn't fair.

    I still think about you,
    Bill Seno
  • The Final Bridge

    Posted on 7/6/15 - by Steve Conto, Menasha, WI
    David is buried at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oakbrook Terrace IL. Churchyard section with lake, 6th row in from the north (lake), 6th column in from the west (service road).
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 6/28/15 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL David Ronald Burkes Jr, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/24/10 - by Robert Sage
    David is buried at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Elmhurst, IL. BSM PH
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