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Lloyd Leslie "Scooter" Burke
Birth: Sep. 29, 1924
Death: Jun. 1, 1999

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Korean War in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant in Company G, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Chong-dong, Korea, on October 28, 1951. His citation reads “1st Lt. Burke, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and outstanding courage above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. Intense enemy fire had pinned down leading elements of his company committed to secure commanding ground when 1st Lt. Burke left the command post to rally and urge the men to follow him toward 3 bunkers impeding the advance. Dashing to an exposed vantage point he threw several grenades at the bunkers, then, returning for an Ml rifle and adapter, he made a lone assault, wiping out the position and killing the crew. Closing on the center bunker he lobbed grenades through the opening and, with his pistol, killed 3 of its occupants attempting to surround him. Ordering his men forward he charged the third emplacement, catching several grenades in midair and hurling them back at the enemy. Inspired by his display of valor his men stormed forward, overran the hostile position, but were again pinned down by increased fire. Securing a light machine gun and 3 boxes of ammunition, 1st Lt. Burke dashed through the impact area to an open knoll, set up his gun and poured a crippling fire into the ranks of the enemy, killing approximately 75. Although wounded, he ordered more ammunition, reloading and destroying 2 mortar emplacements and a machine gun position with his accurate fire. Cradling the weapon in his arms he then led his men forward, killing some 25 more of the retreating enemy and securing the objective. 1st Lt. Burke's heroic action and daring exploits inspired his small force of 35 troops. His unflinching courage and outstanding leadership reflect the highest credit upon himself, the infantry, and the U.S. Army”. His Medal was issued to him on April 11, 1952 by President Harry S Truman at the White House. Nicknamed “Scooter”, he was a three-War veteran, serving in Italy as a combat engineer during World War II, and as a Battalion commander in Viet Nam, where he was wounded after being in 10 consecutive days in combat. After serving as the US Army’s liaison to the United States House of Representatives for 11 years he retired in 1978 with the rank of Colonel. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 7A, Grave 155, Map Grid U-23.5
 
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Record added: Jul 25, 2000
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