Spec Donald Allen Wesley Burkett

Spec Donald Allen Wesley Burkett

Birth
Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA
Death 10 Mar 2008 (aged 24)
Iraq
Burial Killeen, Bell County, Texas, USA
Plot Sec 1 Row K Site 397
Memorial ID 25234712 · View Source
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Spc. Donald A. Burkett of Comanche, Texas graduated from Zephyr High School and attended Ranger Junior College. Donald entered the Army in April 2006 as an armor crewman. He was a member of the VFW Killeen Chapter. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Don Gray. He was known for his goofy smile and his positive attitude and recently purchased a home for his family. Donald died in Balad Ruz, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device at age 24. His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, and Army Service Ribbon. During his memorial service his family was presented with his additional medals including medals for good conduct and meritorious service, the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Army
2nd Squadron
3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Fort Hood, Texas


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 13 Mar 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 25234712
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Donald Allen Wesley Burkett (27 Jan 1984–10 Mar 2008), Find a Grave Memorial no. 25234712, citing Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Killeen, Bell County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .