DARRELL E BURNS
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 82 OF THE WALL

DARRELL EDWARD BURNS

WALL NAME

DARRELL E BURNS

PANEL / LINE

9W/82

DATE OF BIRTH

06/18/1950

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/23/1970

HOME OF RECORD

EVERETT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Snohomish County

STATE

WA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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LEFT FOR DARRELL EDWARD BURNS
POSTED ON 10.29.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Distinguished Service Cross citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow soldiers. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 6.23.2021
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Service Cross Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sergeant Darrell Edward Burns, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company B, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. Sergeant Burns distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 22 June 1970 while a member of a rifle company deployed against hostile forces in the Kingdom of Cambodia. On that date Sergeant Burns' squad was deployed in a company-size perimeter when it began to receive small arms and rocket fire from an unknown-size enemy force. After the initial contact subsided, Sergeant Burns detected movement to the front. Disregarding his personal safety, he moved outside the perimeter in order to gain a satisfactory position from which to use fragmentation grenades on the suspected enemy. Sergeant Burns threw a grenade in the direction of the hostiles and the grenade hit a tree and bounced back toward the company perimeter. Realizing that the grenade would explode close to his comrades and the number of friendly casualties that could result, Sergeant Burns unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his safety, lunged in the direction of the grenade as other personnel scrambled for cover. Sergeant Burns sacrificed his life as he threw himself in the direction of the grenade and absorbed the total and lethal fragmentation effects of the grenade as it exploded. Sergeant Burns' extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/5104
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POSTED ON 6.17.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your 70th Birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 5.28.2018
POSTED BY: Sharon (Scragg) Reese

Thinking of you...

Thinking of you, Darrell, and your family. I remember you as kind and thoughtful and was honored to be your friend.
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POSTED ON 8.23.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Darrell Burns,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. I hate that you died right after your birthday. 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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