WILLIAM J BURKHARDT
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HONORED ON PANEL 27E, LINE 93 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM JAMES BURKHARDT

WALL NAME

WILLIAM J BURKHARDT

PANEL / LINE

27E/93

DATE OF BIRTH

04/09/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHOUC TUY

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/12/1967

HOME OF RECORD

NEW YORK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New York City

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM JAMES BURKHARDT
POSTED ON 3.22.2022
POSTED BY: Rick Wyman

Never forgotten

Being a veteran is something that instills a life long connection with all vets. Those taken out of harms way, have a very special place in Heaven. I pray for all the fallen heroes and their families. God bless them. Stay strong, loyal, and honor these heroes. Salute all veterans who have served. Freedom comes with a heavy price tag. Prayers and God Bless the families of these Heroic soles.
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POSTED ON 9.6.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir Your Silver Star citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow soldiers. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 9.2.2019
POSTED BY: Linda Burkhardt

William J. Burkhardt

William I am so proud to call you my brother in law. Your brother Bobby always spoke to me about you. He missed you so much. Now you are together. Will always keep you
both in my heart forever.
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POSTED ON 8.30.2019
POSTED BY: Stephanie Burkhardt

My uncle

I am so proud that I found this my dad your brother told me all about you and even though I have never met you I carry your picture and metals with me still to this day I am so proud to say that I had such a proud strong wonderful Brave uncle
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POSTED ON 10.12.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

William James Burkhardt

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Rank: Specialist Fourth Class
Battalion: 52d Signal Battalion
GENERAL ORDERS:
Headquarters, U.S. Army Vietnam, General Orders No. 6013 (November 21, 1967)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class William James Burkhardt (ASN: US-51612775), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Specialist Fourth Class Burkhardt distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 12 October 1967 while serving as radio relay and carrier attendant for a Special Forces detachment during an attack on the camp at Chau Doc. A large Viet Cong force launched a savage recoilless rifle and small arms attack on the camp late at night. Specialist Burkhardt immediately called for armed illumination helicopters despite the face that his position was a focal point of the barrage and the walls of an adjacent room were already crumbling from the impact of the incoming rounds. Completely disregarding his own safety, he refused to leave his position and radioed higher headquarters to inform them of the critical situation. While making the call, his radio room received a direct hit from a recoilless rifle round. He was mortally wounded while unselfishly placing the safety of his comrades above his own welfare. His courageous actions aided greatly in the defense of the camp against overwhelming Viet Cong attack. Specialist Fourth Class Burkhardt's gallantry in action, at the cost of his life, was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
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