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Capt Michael Thomas "San Diegan and Mike" Burns
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1943
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1969, Vietnam

In Memory of….. Capt. Michael Thomas Burns.

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 those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!


MICHAEL THOMAS BURNS - Army - CAPT - O3
Age: 26
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Feb 28, 1943
From: SAN DIEGO, CA
Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC
Marital Status: Single - Parents: Francis Joseph Burns (1914 - 2005)and Mother, Kathryn Walsh Burns (1916 - 2008). He has NO children.


***** Michael Thomas Burns. Michael was born on February 28, 1943 and died on September 9, 1969. At St. Charles Borromeo Academy, Michael played football where he then transferred to St. Augustine to graduate with the class of 1960. He played varsity football and attended Notre Dame University, he transferred to Santa Clara University to graduate with the class of 1965. In that same year, Burns enlisted into the Army on November 19, 1965 a year later on September 14 he was commissioned 2nd lieutenant at Ft. Benning, GA. He trained at the Special Warfare Center, Ft, Bragg, N.C.; he attended Ft. Benning paratrooper's school. After training, two years he was sent to Okinawa with company B, 1st Special Forces Groups (airborne), he then began his duty in Vietnam attached to Company D, 5th Special Forces Groups. Burns became a Captain of the Green Berets, as leader of a unit stationed in the South end of the Mekong Delta. He was on a mission in Cambodia as an adviser to villagers where he was wounded by a machine gun. Thomas was flown to a hospital where he lapsed into a coma as he was being prepared for surgery from which he failed to rally.



CAPT - O3 - Army - Reserve - Special Forces
Length of service 3 years
His tour began on Apr 29, 1969
Casualty was on Sep 6, 1969
MILITARY DATA
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: O3
Rank: Captain
ID No: 550541440
MOS: 1542: Infantry Unit Commander
Length Service: 03
Unit: D CO, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 04/29/1969
Incident Date: 09/01/1969
Casualty Date: 09/06/1969
Age at Loss: 26 (based on date declared dead)
Location: Kien Tuong Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died of wounds
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire


In KIEN TUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE

Body was recovered
Panel 18W - Line 46


He was on a mission in Cambodia as an adviser to villagers where he was wounded by a machine gun.

Thomas was flown to a hospital where he lapsed into a coma as he was being prepared for surgery from which he failed to rally.



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 Parents:
  Francis Joseph Burns (1914 - 2005)
  Kathryn Walsh Burns (1916 - 2008)
 
Burial:
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Section G Site 725
 
Maintained by: Eddieb
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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Capt Michael Thomas San Diegan and Mike Burns
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Capt Michael Thomas San Diegan and Mike Burns
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 Added: Apr. 6, 2014
May his sacrifice not be forgotten.
- Billy M. Brown
 Added: Feb. 9, 2014

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 Added: Oct. 30, 2013
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