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Sgt Guenther August Burrer
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1917
Gillespie County
Texas, USA
Death: May 15, 1951, South Korea

Guenther was living in Gillespie, TX when he entered the service and was a member of Headquarters Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

He later volunteered for parachutist duty and served as a SSgt with Hq Hq 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment in January 1944 while attached from the 505th PIR.

He was taken Prisoner of War on February 12, 1951 while fighting in South Korea. According to reports of liberated POW's, Burrer died while a prisoner on May 15, 1951. His cause of death was not determined and his remains were never recovered.

His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing located within the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in an extinct volcano commonly known as "the Punch Bowl", near the center of Honolulu, (Oahu) Hawaii.

For his leadership and valor, Master Sergeant Burrer was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  August Burrer (1871 - 1965)
  Laura Kramer Burrer (1879 - 1950)
 
 Sibling:
  Nora Burrer Alberthal (1905 - 1988)*
  Guenther August Burrer (1917 - 1951)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Body never recovered
 
Maintained by: Dick ODonnell
Originally Created by: Finding Family
Record added: Jun 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91349865
Sgt Guenther August Burrer
Added by: Dick ODonnell
 
 
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 Added: May. 30, 2015
 
 
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