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HONORED ON PANEL 61E, LINE 6 OF THE WALL

EARL ROSEMOND BURNLEY JR

WALL NAME

EARL R BURNLEY JR

PANEL / LINE

61E/6

DATE OF BIRTH

05/29/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/16/1968

HOME OF RECORD

JACKSON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hinds County

STATE

MS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HN

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EARL ROSEMOND BURNLEY JR
POSTED ON 5.29.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
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POSTED ON 9.3.2019
POSTED BY: donald w. tackett

a true friend and hero

we went to boot camp, hospital corps school, san diego, field medical school, camp pendleton, usnh jacksonville, fla., 2nd mardiv, and camp lejuene, n.c. together. then we went to vietnam. he was sent to quang tri province and i went to quang nam. he was killed saving 2 marine lives. he was awarded the SILVER STAR. my best friend.
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POSTED ON 5.16.2018
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

Earl Rosemond Burnley
HOME OF RECORD:
Jackson, Mississippi

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Navy
Rank: Hospital Corpsman Third Class
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Division: 3d Marine Division
GENERAL ORDERS:
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Hospital Corpsman Third Class [then Hospitalman] Earl Rosemond Burnley, Jr. (NSN: B-301618), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Corpsman with Company M, Third Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam, on 16 May 1968. On that date, Company M was maneuvering toward Hill 689 in Quang Tri Province when it suddenly came under intense hostile mortar, small-arms, and automatic-weapons fire from a large North Vietnamese Army force. During the initial moments of the fire fight, several Marines fell wounded in an area dangerously exposed to the enemy fire. Reacting instantly, Petty Officer Burnley ran across the fire-swept terrain to the side of an injured Marine. As he approached his fallen comrade, the fire from several hostile automatic-weapons emplacements concentrated upon his position. Disregarding his own safety, Petty Officer Burnley fearlessly shielded the Marine with his body and commenced rendering first aid. While treating the casualty, Petty Officer Burnley was mortally wounded. His heroic and timely actions were an inspiration to all who observed him and saved the life of the wounded Marine. By his courage, sincere concern for the welfare of his comrade, and selfless devotion to duty, Petty Officer Burnley upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
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POSTED ON 8.22.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear HN Earl Burnley,
Thank you for your service as a Hospitalman with the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force. Semper Fi. Thank you for the lives you saved. 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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POSTED ON 5.16.2017
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri

Semper Fidelis, Doc.

Thank you Doc Burnley for your courage and for your devotion to us, your Marines.
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