New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 30, 1944, France|
On 29 Jan 1938, James Burgin married Lenora Black in Eddy County, New Mexico (Eddy County Marriages, Vol 11, pg 6115; ID#1507468).
On 5 Feb 1942, James F. Burgin (B: 1911) of Lea County, New Mexico; enlisted as a Private in the US Army at Fort Bliss, El Paso. He was described as married, 6 feet 1 inch, 185 pounds, and in the petroleum production industry.
Distinguished Service Cross Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to James F. Burgin (38071885), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 June 1944. Private First Class Burgin's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army (Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 61; 1944)
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement du Calvados
Plot: Plot A Row 17 Grave 13
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Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56642836
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Added: Oct. 8, 2012