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Leroy Burdette
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1922
Maryland, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1944, Belgium

Brother of Mary Noreen Burdette Barber; Elva and Shirley Burdette.

Leroy served as a Technician Fifth Grade, 475th Engineer Maintenance Company, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on December 10, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted as being Single, with dependents.

He resided in Mt. Airy, Carroll County, Maryland prior to the war.

Leroy was "Killed In Action" in Belgium during the war and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 33388493

( Burial Location found by: Star Kline )

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( Below news article provided by: Cari )

News Article:
January 15, 1945
T/5 G. LEROY BURDETTE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel R. Burdette, near Mt. Airy, was killed in action in Belgium on Christmas Day, the War Department has notified his parents. Details will follow in a letter, the telegram said.

T/5 Burdette had observed his 22nd birthday just eight days before he was killed. He was inducted into the Army December 17, 1942, prior to which time he was employed by Harry Hahn at the National Garage, Ridgeville. He received his basic training in Missouri and took a welding course at the Nashville Auto college, Nashville, Tenn. He had additional training in welding at Chicago.

He was then station in Iceland for six months, from where he went to England, thence to France and Belgium with an engineering maintenance outfit. He was home only once after his induction, that being a threeday furlough before he sailed. Besides his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Norene, Elve and Shirley, all at home.

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 Parents:
  Samuel R Burdette (1894 - 1977)
  Bertha Mae Burdette (1899 - 1963)
 
 Sibling:
  Leroy Burdette (1922 - 1944)
  Mary Noreen Burdette Barber (1927 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Montgomery United Methodist Church Cemetery
Damascus
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Apr 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68655703
Leroy Burdette
Added by: Star Kline
 
Leroy Burdette
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Thank you for your service to our country during World War II
- Star Kline
 Added: Sep. 28, 2015

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Oct. 3, 2013

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jan. 12, 2013
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