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Pvt Robert Eckard Burleson
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Birth: Mar. 20, 1920
Harrell Hill
Mitchell County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1945, Luxembourg

Robert attended Tipton Hill High School in Bakersville, Mitchell County, North Carolina prior to moving to Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee to be with two of his brothers. He was working in Johnson City when he enlisted in the United States Army on 28 June 1944 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Robert completed basic training at Camp Blanding, near Starke, Florida and arrived England on 1 December 1944 to a Replacement Depot. He was assigned to Company G, 2nd Battalion, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division. He participated in two unit campaigns; Northern France and the Rhineland. It was in this campaign while engaged with the enemy at Nocher, Luxembourg on 18 January 1945 that Robert was Killed in Action. He was 24 years old and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal.

Robert was a member of the Mt. View Baptist Church in Honeycutt, North Carolina and the son of Stokes Ulysses Grant Burleson and Ida Sparks.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Stokes Ulysses Grant Burleson (1880 - 1920)
  Ida Sparks Burleson (1883 - 1962)
 
 Siblings:
  Lizzie B. Bennett (1903 - 1994)*
  Earl Burleson (1905 - 1984)*
  Pearl Burleson Miller (1907 - 1992)*
  Nat Burleson (1912 - 1928)*
  Robert Eckard Burleson (1920 - 1945)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Russ Memorial Cemetery
Bakersville
Mitchell County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (...
Record added: Sep 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75883032
Pvt Robert Eckard Burleson
Added by: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)
 
Pvt Robert Eckard Burleson
Added by: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)
 
Pvt Robert Eckard Burleson
Added by: William Wayne Metcalf
 
 
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PVT. ROBERT ECKARD BURLESON WAS AWARDED THE PURPLE HEART.
- William Wayne Metcalf
 Added: Apr. 11, 2014

- William Wayne Metcalf
 Added: Apr. 4, 2014
The Greatest Generation
- Mark Lawson
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013
 
 
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