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Louis Dassonville "Lou" Burns, III
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1935
Lewisburg
Greenbrier County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 1971
Gretna
Jefferson Parish
Louisiana, USA

LT Lou Burns was a decorated Navy Vietnam helicopter pilot attached to Helicopter Attack (Light) Squadron Three, HA(L)-3 Seawolves attached to Det 5 from 1969-1970 where he was awarded 5 Individual Action Air Medals, 12 Strike/Flight Air Medals, and 2 Navy Commendation Medal w/Combat V, among other awards.

We had information that Lou was killed approximately 8 months after returning from Vietnam in a helicopter oil rig crash. It appears he hit a power line coming back over land and crashed into the Mississippi River near Gretna, LA.
He had orders to NAS PT. MUGU, CA at the time, but left the Navy instead.

Also appears he was prior Air Force Enlisted:
Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Name:Louis Burns
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 1 Jul 1935
Death Date:24 Jun 1971
SSN: XXX-XX-XXXX [this is his ssn]
Branch 1: AF ???????
Enlistment Date 1:17 Aug 1954
Release Date 1: 16 Aug 1958 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Louis Dassenville Burns (1907 - 1936)
  Elvina Burns Damron (1911 - 1996)
 
 Spouse:
  Dottie Lou Hall Burns Sevier (1934 - 2003)
 
Burial:
Calvary Methodist Church Cemetery
Richlands
Greenbrier County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Dan Arnes
Record added: Sep 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96674692
Louis Dassonville Lou Burns, III
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Louis Dassonville Lou Burns, III
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Louis Dassonville Lou Burns, III
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- Angela Taylor-Dyal
 Added: Oct. 11, 2012
Rest in Peace fellow Seawolf
- Dan Arnes
 Added: Sep. 7, 2012
 
 
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