DENNIS E BURKE
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HONORED ON PANEL 37E, LINE 50 OF THE WALL

DENNIS EDWARD BURKE

WALL NAME

DENNIS E BURKE

PANEL / LINE

37E/50

DATE OF BIRTH

01/16/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/06/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WOONSOCKET

COUNTY OF RECORD

Providence County

STATE

RI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

2LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DENNIS EDWARD BURKE
POSTED ON 4.8.2016
POSTED BY: Len Dubois

My neigbor

Dennis lived across the street from me. I was 9 years old when he died. I have no recollection of him at all, but his mom was my Godmother. I remember the sadness and the heartbreak that followed his mom and dad right to their deaths. Dennis was always one of those people we talked about, "the guy who died fighting for his country." My older brother followed him to Vietnam a fews years later and came back. I can't really say the brother that left is the one who returned. I served in the military also, and it was because of the men like Dennis that I feltI had an obligation to serve. GodSpeed Sir and Thank You!.
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POSTED ON 11.20.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 2LT Dennis Edward Burke, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 7.23.2013
POSTED BY: Dorothy R. Znosko

Rememberance of Cousin Dennis Edward Burke

All I can recall about Dennis, my first cousin, was he was serving in the Peace Corps in Africa following his graduation from college but was served a draft notice to serve in Vietnam.

I was 11 when he was killed in action. He was riding in a vehicle that hit a land mine and was thrown from the vehicle and died from injuries received. My mother ( a registered nurse) told me he didn't have any visible wounds when she viewed him at the funeral home and that he looked perfect.

I really didn't understand what she meant but now realize it must have been bittersweet for those family members that did get to view him to say their goodbyes and saw a perfect, young man of 25 years of age who gave his life for our country.
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POSTED ON 5.8.2012
POSTED BY: Carol (Cipriani) Haberchak

To Put A Face With A Name

To Put A Face With A Name
Dear Dennis, to honor your memory and the sacrifice you made for your country I want to make sure your photo will be displayed on your birthday each and every year when the Education Center is completed, so it is with great pride and humility that I post this remembrance and picture of you. You are not forgotten and remain in the hearts of many all these years later. You have been designated to be one of God's special angels, along with the love of my life, who also sacrificed his life during this war 45 years ago. God Bless You, Dennis, for being who you were and for all you did--we live in freedom to this day thanks to heroes like you.
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POSTED ON 9.26.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Dennis is buried at St Charles Cemetery in Blackstone, Mass.
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