Saturday, November 21, 2015

CPL Robert W McBurney

CPL Robert W. McBurney was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania to Robert Frank and Bertha Lanra (Kelly) McBurney.  His father worked as a clerk on the Pennsylvania Rail Road.  In 1939 he married Evelyn May Lytle.  He was drafted in April 1943 and ultimately assigned to K Company 116th Infantry on 6 Sep 1944. 

All 3 of his brothers also served during the war.  One was drafted, one was federalized with his National Guard unit and one enlisted.  All his brothers survived the war. 

On 21 Nov 1944 CPL McBurney was killed in action in the vicinity of Ungerhausen, Germany.  He is buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery

After the war Evelyn remarried and moved to LaPorte, Indiana. 

Monday, June 1, 2015


Welcome to the 116th Infantry Regiment Roll of Honor. We hope to honor as many veterans of the 116th Infantry Regiment (The Stonewall Brigade) as possible, especially those who gave their lives for their country and tell their life stories. Who knows what we might discover.

Just a couple of notes.
- Each company will have a label.  You will be able to click on that label or choose that company from the gadget (when it is set up) to see all the soldiers from a particular company.  WWI and WWII Companies were organized similarly and so those soldiers will be shown together.  Separate labels will be provided for soldiers from other eras.
- Soldiers will be posted on the day of the year on which they died.  So, if you go to a particular date you will see all the soldiers who died on that date.  Hopefully there will be some dates on which no soldiers died and we will post general informational posts on those dates.
- We try to include as a minimum the following: date and place of birth, parents' names, date service began, unit of assignment (to include other than the 116th), date of death, and place of burial.  We like to include a bit of information on the family, including other family members who served (including when and with what units), employment, and so forth.  Not all information is available for all soldiers so we are hoping that some information will be forthcoming from family members. 

- Airborne in Normandy, Omaha Beach Cemetery