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Sgt Elmer J. Burr
Birth: May 11, 1908
Neenah
Winnebago County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1942, Guinea

World War II Congressional Medal Of Honor recipient. Official Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty. During an attack near Buna, New Guinea, on 24 December 1942, 1st Sgt. Burr saw an enemy grenade strike near his company commander.Instantly and with heroic self sacrifice he threw himself upon it, smothering the explosion with his body. 1st Sgt. Burr thus gave his life in saving that of his commander. Rank and organization: First Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company 1, 127th Infantry, 32d Infantry Division. Place and date:Buna, New Guinea, 24 December 1942. Entered service at: Menasha, Wis. Birth:Neenah, Wis. G.O. No.: 66, 11 Oct. 1943. 
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Neenah
Winnebago County
Wisconsin, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jun 03, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7529491
Sgt Elmer J. Burr
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Sgt Elmer J. Burr
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"Nor shall your Glory be forgot while Fame her record keeps,for Honor points the hallowed spot where Valor proudly sleeps."
- 13th Generation Fairbanks in America
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014
Survived by his wife Lucille and son Elmer, Jr. Originally buried overseas, reburied in 1948 in a ceremony attended by many of those he saved. RIP.
- damannion
 Added: Mar. 21, 2014
Sgt.Elmer J. Burr, remembered and thanked
- V
 Added: Jan. 15, 2014
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