|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1949|
|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
Date of Birth Dec 17, 1949
From: LOUISVILLE, KY
Marital Status: Single - Parents: Father, Harold S. Burton, Born May 14, 1924 and Died March 28, 2004 at the age of 80 yrs.. and Mother, Mila M. Burton, Living in La Grange, Kentucky, Born March 15, 1930 (Living in La Grange, Kentucky), both of Louisville, Kentucky. He has NO children. Sister, Marilyn Burton. Brother, William S. Burton.
* Paternal Grandparents: Bill Burton and Ena Burton (7 yrs younger), both born in Tennessee. (All 10 kids born in Kentucky)
***** 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.
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
Service: Army of the United States
ID No: 400722310
MOS: 11B10 - Infantryman
Unit: C CO, 2ND BN, 12TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated
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.
Harold S. Burton (1924 - 2004)
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Plot: Section D Site 2057
GPS (lat/lon): 38.27806, -85.64276
Maintained by: Eddieb
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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