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Delbert Loeman Burks
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Birth: May 22, 1919
Enloe
Delta County
Texas, USA
Death: May 26, 1950
Sweetwater
Nolan County
Texas, USA

Delbert was the son of Isaiah David Burks and Carrie Boswell. He was the brother of Mary Paralee, Melissa Viola, Jesse Delores, Samual David, and Dorthy Frances Burks. Half brother to William Henry, Clara Ethel, Katie Elizabeth, and Evertte Franklin Burks. He married Eunice Gustin.

Delbert served during World War II with the Third Signal Corp of the Third Army under General Patch. His tour of duty included 31 months overseas. He was in such places as North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, Austria and Germany. WHile in Germany, his outfit helped liberate one of the German prisoner of war camps. He was discharged on June 21, 1945.

During his military service, he received a Purple Heart for a head injury he suffered. Doctors inserted a metal plate in his head. He died in a car accident when the metal plate went through his brain. His funeral was held in the West Side Baptist Church in Sweetwater, Texas on May 30, 1950. Interment followed with full Military Service provided by the VFW Post 2479.

He had no children. 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaiah David Burks (1870 - 1932)
  Carrie Boswell Burks (1882 - 1954)
 
 Siblings:
  William Henry Burks (1897 - 1950)**
  Clara Ethel Burks Carman Gage (1899 - 1997)**
  Katie Elizabeth Burks Shubert (1901 - 2002)**
  Everette Franklin Burks (1903 - 1980)**
  Infant Twin Son Burks (1905 - 1905)**
  Infant Twin Son Burks (1905 - 1905)**
  Mary Paralee Thelma Burks Mullins (1907 - 2000)*
  Melissa Viola Burks Pierson (1909 - 1992)*
  Jessie Agnes Deloris Burks Sanders (1914 - 2004)*
  Samuel David Burks (1916 - 1945)*
  Delbert Loeman Burks (1919 - 1950)
  Dorothy Frances Burks Rushing (1923 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Texas Cpl, 55 AF Strat Recon GP WWII, PH
 
Burial:
Roscoe Cemetery
Roscoe
Nolan County
Texas, USA
Plot:
 
Maintained by: Bobbie Badger
Originally Created by: Janie Healer Davis
Record added: Oct 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16039295
Delbert Loeman Burks
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Delbert Loeman Burks
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Delbert Loeman Burks
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