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JUDGE BURROUGHS JR


is honored on Panel 9E, Line 111 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 8/25/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik Bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Spec 4 Judge Burroughs,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. Your 51st anniversary in heaven just passed. 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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  • Final Mission of SP4 Judge Burroughs Jr.

    Posted on 6/30/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On August 2, 1966, Operation Paul Revere II was a continuing mission, beginning in May 1966, to interdict North Vietnamese Army (NVA) infiltration and supply routes in the Pleiku and Kontum Provinces. From August 2nd to 7th, efforts centered on finding the enemy. The enemy was reportedly in the area, but most of the sightings and contacts were of individuals and small groups. Shortly after noon on August 8th, A Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, made contact with a large enemy force near Landing Zone Juliet. The 3rd Platoon was on point and made the initial contact with the NVA. They aggressively pursued and were immediately hit by several enemy heavy and light machine guns, cutting them off from the rest of the company. Most of the 3rd Platoon was able to exfiltrate back to the A Company perimeter, where the company found itself under very heavy attack. The Americans at Juliet withstood mass assaults for several hours. An attempt to encircle the company was beaten back by heavy artillery and Tactical (TAC) Air Support. Cannon fire from Charlie Battery, Division Artillery delivered 1408 high-explosive rounds in two hours, which reportedly eliminated 98 NVA. When the roar of helicopters from two companies from the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, was heard arriving to reinforce LZ Juliet, the frightened enemy broke contact, leaving 106 of their dead. He was pursued until contact was lost after dark. The United States paid a high price in the engagement: 25 dead and 36 more wounded. The lost troopers included SP4 Clifton E. Bennett, SP4 Judge Burroughs Jr., PFC Orrie J. Buskey, PFC Brian J. Clune, PSGT Melvin F. Floyd, PFC Charles R. Greene, PFC David C. Hampton, SSGT Martis L. Haynes, PFC Douglas W. Jones, PFC George E. Matuscsak, PFC Mark E. Parker, SP4 Derek B. Pope, PFC Richard W. Power, SP4 Charles R. Powers, SP4 Richard W. Roy, SP4 Donald A. Sherrod, PFC John H. Shetters, PFC Frederick Stafford, PFC Bradley H. Tate, PFC David L. Thorpe, PFC Jack A. Welch, PFC Donald L. Corbin, SP4 John J. Kolz, PFC Alfredo Ostolaza-Maldonado, and SMAJ Richard A. Schaaf. [Taken from virtualwall.org, first-team.us, 1st Air Cavalry Division: Memoirs of the First Team, Vietnam, August 1965-December 1969]
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  • Shawnetta Burroughs

    Posted on 11/16/16
    I would like to say that I heard great stories about my uncle, and I wish I could have met him. And May his remembrance live on the hearts of his love ones.
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  • Our Brother

    Posted on 11/16/16 - by Hamidullah A. Saahir
    We your family are missing you, and may G-d Blessing, and Mercy be with you.
  • My Beloved Uncle

    Posted on 11/15/16 - by Regina Hardy
    I was six years old when my uncle died in Vietnam War. I am happy I remember being in his presence, I vaguely remember his beautiful smile. Now that I am older, I can appreciate what he sacrificed for our country. I couldn't be more proud of him. I wish I could have gotten to know him. Rest in peace Uncle Judge.
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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.

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