EARL K BURNS JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 12E, LINE 119 OF THE WALL

EARL KENNETH BURNS JR

WALL NAME

EARL K BURNS JR

PANEL / LINE

12E/119

DATE OF BIRTH

03/27/1933

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/26/1966

HOME OF RECORD

MEDFORD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Middlesex County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EARL KENNETH BURNS JR
POSTED ON 3.11.2002
POSTED BY: Richard Lancaster

One great teacher

Earl was only 12 years older than I was in Vietnam, but he seemed a lot older. I met him in Tinker AFB, OK, and he was indeed a super sgt. Despite me knowing nothing of the service, as most new 2nd lts, he was kind and long in patience as he showed my the technical part of our communication trouble shooting job. In RVN, he kept the 7 man team running and went everywhere. I was supposed to go on that mission to Cambodia the day he and Sgt Lanzone left, but our boss wouldn't let me go with them, since we were the top three ranked on our TDY team. I had to be his court officer when he died, and will never forget trying to write to his family with anything like any sense in my words. Each day, I think of him and three other friends from RVN that did not come back, and hope that somehow they know of my happiness in life. Thanks for teaching me so well, Earl.
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