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PFC William Sherman Burger
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1921
Randolph County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1944, France

William served as a Private First Class, Company B, 410th Infantry, 103rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Allegany County, Maryland prior to the war.

William was "Killed In Action" in North Eastern, France during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 13101370

( Burial Location found by: Anne Cady )


Below Article found by: Charles Riend

Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, second section, col. 3:

~~Thursday, April 8, 1948~~
Burger Reburial Planned Saturday

Local Resident's Son Killed in ETO While Going To Aid Of Comrade

The body of Pfc. William Sherman Burger, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duke W. Burger, 209 Columbia Street, who was killed in action November 29, 1944, in Southern France while going to the aid of a wounded comrade, will be taken to the Stein Funeral Home on arrival here tomorrow at 5:27 p.m.

Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in Stein's Chapel with Rev. Dr. Hixon T. Bowersox, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, officiating. Military honors will be accorded at the grave in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pfc Burger graduated from Allegany High School in 1939.

He attended Potomac State School, Keyser, for two years and had completed one and one-half years at the University of Maryland when he entered the Army in June, 1943.

Active in school affairs here, he was a member of the Allegany High Hi-Y Club, A. D. K., Archery and French clubs and was on the staff of the school yearbook and a member of the football squad.

Pfc. Burger trained at Camp Fannon, Texas; Texas A. and M. University and at Camp Howze, Texas, before being shipped overseas in October, 1944.

He was serving in the ETO as a member of Company B, 410th Infantry of the 103rd Division under the command of General Patch when he was killed by a sniper's bullet.

He was awarded the infantryman's Badge, the Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart Medal.

Surviving, besides his parents, are his widow, Mrs. Betty Jo (Bonafield) Burger, and one son, William Bonafield Burger, both of Kingwood; his grandmother, Mrs. Lisa Woon, 615 Louisiana Avenue, and one sister Mrs. Harry Cornelious, Plymouth Drive, this city.

Family links: 
  Duke William Burger (1895 - 1965)
  Mary Wonn Burger Cornelius (1920 - 2008)*
  William Sherman Burger (1921 - 1944)
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Allegany County
Maryland, USA
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: May 16, 2011
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PFC William Sherman Burger
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PFC William Sherman Burger
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PFC William Sherman Burger
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- Malcolm Hall
 Added: Jun. 28, 2014
William Sherman Burger was a son of Duke William Burger (1895-1965) and Mary Elizabeth Wonn (1897-1992). On Saturday, March 18, 1944 William Sherman Burger married Betty Jo Bonafield at College Station, Texas with Mr. Anderson, pastor of the Presbyterian ...(Read more)
- Charles Riend
 Added: Jan. 23, 2014
Thank you for your service to our nation.
- Charles Riend
 Added: Jan. 22, 2014
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