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Thomas Eugene Bourke
Birth: May 5, 1896
Robinson
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1978
Santa Clara
Santa Clara County
California, USA

US Marine Corps Lieutenant General. He graduated from St. John's College, Maryland in 1916 and began his military career with a commission as Second Lieutenant in the US Marines on February 5, 1917. During World War I he commanded the first US troops stationed at the US Navy station in St Thomas, Virgin Islands; in the postwar years he served in various staff positions in San Diego and Washington DC, and was commanding officer of the Legation Guard in Managua, Nicaragua. At the start of World War II, he was in command of the 10th Marine Regiment, when he was assigned General in command of the artillery V Amphibious Corps for the invasions of Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Saipan. In 1944, he trained the combined Army-Marine artillery units for the XXIV Army Corps, which resulted in the invasion and conquest of Leyte Island in the Philippines. Following the war, he commanded the 5th Marine Division in the occupation of Japan and was Deputy Commander and Inspector General of Fleet Marine Force Pacific. He retired from active service a Lieutenant General on November 1, 1946. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Clay Bourke (1859 - 1945)
  Alice Virginia Boone Bourke (1862 - 1936)
 
 Spouse:
  Elmire Dowdell Bourke (1898 - 1994)
 
 Siblings:
  Alma Linstead Bourke (1884 - 1973)*
  Thomas Eugene Bourke (1896 - 1978)
  Clyde Edwin Bourke (1898 - 1985)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 30, Lot 4090
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jun 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54307006
Thomas Eugene Bourke
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Thomas Eugene Bourke
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Thomas Eugene Bourke
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General, thank you for your lifetime of leadership and service to our country while serving United States Marine Corps. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jan. 5, 2017

- sjm
 Added: Jan. 5, 2017

- sniksnak
 Added: May. 6, 2016
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