Saturday, December 3, 2016

PFC Henry Ogle Burnett

PFC Henry Ogle Burnett was born 4 Jul 1915 in Asheville, North Carolina to Fred G. and Elizabeth W. Burnett. Fred worked in a cigarette factory and farmed. When he could, Henry worked as a laborer on road construction. 

Drafted in April 1941, Henry was ultimately assigned to E Company 116th Infantry.  We aren't certain at this time but it appears that he came ashore with the unit on D-Day and survived unscathed until he was killed in action on 3 Dec 1944. 

PFC Burnett is buried in the Piney Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery in Weaverville, North Carolina. 

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