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Birth: Dec. 17, 1949
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 25, 1970, Cambodia

In Loving Memory ... Corp Harold Ray Burton.

You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in your family and those who knew you and loved you. You will live on because we remember you!


HAROLD RAY BURTON - Army - CPL - E4
Age: 20
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Dec 17, 1949
From: LOUISVILLE, KY
Religion: BAPTIST
Marital Status: Single - Parents: Father, Harold S. Burton and Mother, , both of Louisville, Kentucky. He has NO children. Sister, Marilyn Burton. Brother, William S. Burton.

***** to my brother harold ray who will never be forgotten love u brother miss u
- marilyn burton
Added: Jun. 10, 2013

***** Five men died, from Wild Card, that day and you, were one, of them. I never,knew their names - we used nicknames, back then. Now my search has ended and I hold your name, in my heart. I offer thanks and praise to God, Our Father for your sacrifice, for having known, you and to commend your spirit,to Him who made all things. The soil, of Cambodia, is enriched for the blood, you spilled, there and my spirit is enriched for having known you, a true hero. Rest in peace, my brother.
Richard Hill


CPL - E4 - Army - 1st Cav Division (AMBL)
Cpl Burton was in C Co 2nd Bn 12Cav RGT 1st Cav Div
He was posthumously promoted to Cpl
His tour began on Nov 12, 1969
Casualty was on May 25, 1970
MILITARY DATA
Service: Army of the United States
Comp: Regular
Grade: E3
Rank: Corporal
ID No: 400722310
MOS: 11B10 - Infantryman
Unit: C CO, 2ND BN, 12TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: Wednesday, 11/12/1969
Cas Date: Monday, 05/25/1970
Age at Loss: 20
Remains: Body Recovered
Location: Province not reported, Cambodia
Type: Hostile, Died
Reason: Gun, Small Arms Fire - Ground Casualty

In , CAMBODIA
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE

Body was recovered
Panel 10W - Line 95


Others in incident - Five men died from Wild Card.
5th US Cavalry and 2nd Battalion 12th US Cavalry 1st Cavalry Division

1. SSG Ernest Claude Balland - May 25, 1970 Cheyenne, WY Age 21

2. CPL Harold Ray Burton - May 25, 1970 Louisville, WY Age 20

3. CPL Michael John Chamberlain - May 25, 1970 Waverly, NY Age 20

4. CPL Charles Royce Stevenson - May 25, 1970 Louisville, KY Age 24




On May 25, 1970 in Cambodia Corp. Harold Ray Burton, 20 years of age, was a ground casualty. He was killed by small arms fire along with four other men from Wild Card, 5th US Cavalry and 2nd Battalion 12th US Cavalry 1st Cavalry Division. His body was recovered.


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Burial:
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section D Site 2057
 
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Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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