Wednesday, June 29, 2016

PVT William Lee Burk

PVT William Lee Burk was born 19 Feb 1925 in Finley, Oklahoma to Thomas Robert and Betty Mahala (Parrott) Burk.  His father worked in a lumber mill and in road construction. In 1940 the family owned their home valued at $500 near Finley. Thomas reported 1939 earnings of $1000 and William had just entered the work force. In 1943 William was working for Clark and Stockton in Finley.

After entering the service, William was assigned to B Company 116th Infantry.  He probably participated in the D-Day landings.  On 29 Jun 1944, PVT Burk was killed in action.

PVT Burk is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery.

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