KEVIN G BURKE
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HONORED ON PANEL 38W, LINE 14 OF THE WALL

KEVIN GAIL BURKE

WALL NAME

KEVIN G BURKE

PANEL / LINE

38W/14

DATE OF BIRTH

11/09/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/20/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ANITA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cass County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KEVIN GAIL BURKE
POSTED ON 5.23.2019
POSTED BY: BILL MILLER

NEVER FORGET

THOUGHT OUR FRIENDSHIP WAS BRIEF ON THIS EARTH AND WAS 51 YEARS AGO, YOU REMAIN IN MY THOUGHTS ALWAYS. THE IRISH VS. BAMA. BUT FRIENDS FOREVER. SGT BILL MILLER.
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POSTED ON 11.8.2018
POSTED BY: SGT BILL MILLER 1968

HONORING MY FRIEND

ALWAYS IN MY THOUGHTS. A MAN OF HONOR
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POSTED ON 5.25.2018
POSTED BY: SGT BILL MILLER

FOR EVER REMEMBERED

FINALILY MADE IT TO THE WALL TO PAY MY RESPECTS TO KEVIN. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER. GOD BLESS ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY 5/28/18
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POSTED ON 10.25.2017
POSTED BY: LTG Sam Wetzel, US Army Retired

LT Kevin Burke on Nui Chom Mountain Nov 68

i was Kevin's Battalion Commander in Vietnam. Initially Kevin was the Battalion S-1 (Personnel Officer). Kevin kept begging me to let him be an Infantry Platoon Leader in the field. He wanted to lead combat soldiers. I finally agreed and my last words to him were "keep your head down and take care of your troops. The rest is history as his citation for the DSC describes. I submitted the request for his award. I will never forget Kevin. What a great American. He died trying to save his soldiers. Later His Father Gail Burke and I corresponded and Gail told me about the Anita Airport dedication. I would like to renew contact with Gail and am searching my files to get his address. Kevin Burke's exploits are etched in my memory. Rest in Peace Kevin Burke. Sam WETZEL Lieutenant General US Army Retired, Columbua GA (age 87) Oct 23, 2017.
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POSTED ON 10.25.2017
POSTED BY: LTG Sam Wetzel, US Army Retired

LT Kevin Burke on Nui Chom Mountain Nov 68

i was Kevin's Battalion Commander in Vietnam. Initially Kevin was the Battalion S-1 (Personnel Officer). Kevin kept begging me to let him be an Infantry Platoon Leader in the field. He wanted to lead combat soldiers. I finally agreed and my last words to him were "keep your head down and take care of your troops. The rest is history as his citation for the DSC describes. I submitted the request for his award. I will never forget Kevin. What a great American. He died trying to save his soldiers. Later His Father Gail Burke and I corresponded and Gail told me about the Anita Airport dedication. I would like to renew contact with Gail and am searching my files to get his address. Kevin Burke's exploits are etched in my memory. Rest in Peace Kevin Burke. Sam WETZEL Lieutenant General US Army Retired, Columbua GA (age 87) Oct 23, 2017.
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