Monday, August 8, 2016

SGT Martin John Burke

SGT Martin John Burke was born 12 Aug 1923 in Chicago, Illinois to Martin Joseph and Mary (Heneghan) Burke.  Martin Joseph Burke worked in construction to support his family of 10.

We don't know when Martin entered service but it appears that he was assigned to A Company 116th Infantry on D-Day.  Surviving that he was promoted to SGT on 25 Jul 1944.  SGT Burke was killed in action on 8 Aug 1944.

SGT Burke now rests forever with his family in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.

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