Robert Davies Burhoe

Robert Davies Burhoe

Birth
Death 25 Sep 1988 (aged 70)
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 30365733 · View Source
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Attended Wilbraham Academy (military school), Norwich University and Boston College. He was a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity and the swimming team. Enlisted in U.S. Army on 27 May 1942 at outbreak of WWII. Attended Officer Candidate School, and graduated as a 2LT. He served in New Guinea during World War II. Between WWII and the Korean Conflict, he worked in advertising for Strawbridge & Clothier department store in Philadelphia, and the John Gilbert Craig Agency in Wilmington, DE. Recalled from inactive Army Reserve as 1LT in 1950 for the Korean Conflict and served with the 1st Cavalry Division (Infantry). He was severely wounded by enemy mortar fire on 29 October 1951 while in the North Korea Sector - suffered brain damage, amnesia and aphasia. After Korea, he worked with the University of Delaware and the Opportunity Center, a workshop for the handicapped. He died 25 September 1988 at Christiana Medical Center. (Bio information and photo provided by William H. Fisher)


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  • Created by: Tedd Cocker
  • Added: 6 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30365733
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Davies Burhoe (29 Nov 1917–25 Sep 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30365733, citing Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Tedd Cocker (contributor 47025283) .