BURTON (VETERAN WWII, KIA), EARL R - Baxter County, Arkansas | EARL R BURTON (VETERAN WWII, KIA) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Earl R BURTON (VETERAN WWII, KIA)

Fairview Cemetery
Baxter County,
Arkansas

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS US Army
World War II
March 25, 1926--May 12, 1945
Died Of Wounds

Son of Lewis R. & Laura M. Burton

Inscribed on Gravestone: Pfc Burton departed this life in Okinawa while serving his country.

*Obituary
The Baxter Bulletin
July 6, 1945

Pfc. Earl R. Burton Dies on Okinawa
Pfc. Earl R. Burton died of wounds on Okinawa May 12, the war department has informed his mother Mrs. L. R. Burton, former resident, now living at Wichita, Kans. Before engaging in the Okinawa campaign he had helped liberate two islands.

The Baxter Bulletin
July 21, 1949
Headline: Military Rites For Pfc. Burton Held At Fairview Sunday
Pfc. Burton.....spent his life here until he entered the army in August, 1941. He was sent to the Pacific Theater of Operations in January 1945, and was killed in action in Okinawa.

(He shares a double tombstone with a brother that had died in 1938.)

Contributed on 10/31/08 by maxparnell
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Record #: 90545

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Submitted: 10/31/08 • Approved: 1/9/16 • Last Updated: 1/12/16 • R90545-G0-S3

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