WILLIAM C BURNS JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 25E, LINE 95 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM CARL BURNS JR

WALL NAME

WILLIAM C BURNS JR

PANEL / LINE

25E/95

DATE OF BIRTH

05/05/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/04/1967

HOME OF RECORD

SAN MATEO

COUNTY OF RECORD

San Mateo County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HN

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM CARL BURNS JR
POSTED ON 11.6.2000

"I'm the One Called 'Doc'..."

Rest in Peace "Doc"

John Bruneel, HMCM USN (Ret)



"I'm the One Called "Doc…"


I shall not walk in your footsteps,
but I will walk by your side.
I shall not walk in your image,
I've earned my own title of pride.
We've answered the call together,
on sea and foreign land.
When the cry for help was given,
I've been there right at hand.
Whether I am on the ocean
or in the jungle wearing greens,
Giving aid to my fellow man,
be it Sailors or Marines.
So the next time you see a corpsman
and you thing of calling him "squid",
Think of the job he's doing
as those before him did.
And if you ever have to go out there
and you life is on the block,
Look at the one right next to you…
I'm the one called "Doc".


Harry D. Penny, Jr. HMC(AC)USN
Copyright 1975

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