LCpl Dennis James Burrow

LCpl Dennis James Burrow

Birth
Fairfax City, Virginia, USA
Death 7 Aug 2009 (aged 23)
Helmand, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot SECTION 60, SITE 8853
Memorial ID 40508684 · View Source
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Lance Cpl. Dennis J. Burrow grew up in Rockville Maryland. An intelligent, warm, loving kid growing up, Dennis and his brother Chris were rambunctious, energetic and full of jokes, and they maintained a special bond throughout their whole lives. At various times some of the pranks they pulled included getting stuck in laundry chutes, and ending up encased in plastic wrap. He graduated from Magruder High School in 2004, then attended the Massanutten Military Academy. Because he just didn't care for those cold Maryland winters, Dennis moved to Naples Florida to enjoy the sun and beaches. He worked as a bartender until June of 2006, when he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, fufilling a childhood dream. Stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, he made frequent trips home, maintaining the strong bond and commitment he had to his family. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from November 2007 to May 2008, and while there had the chance to spend some time with his brother, who was also deployed. Dennis served as a rifleman and demolitions expert, so meeting up with Chris brought him a sense of relief, getting their bond back in a war zone. Dennis was also very close to his fellow soldiers, believing in that brotherhood that soldiers share. In May of 2009, he left for Afghanistan, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, from Camp Lejeune. He died August 7 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. He is survived by his mother Daryl; his father R. Morgan Burrow; his brother Chris and sister Megan. In September of 2009, Chris leaves for Afghanistan himself, and despite the fact his brother was killed there, Chris is leaving because it is something he must do. Dennis is survived by his mother, Daryl E. Burrow of Laurel, MD; his father, R. Morgan Burrow, Jr. of Wildwood, NJ; brother Specialist 4 Chris Burrow (U.S. Army) and sister Megan Burrow.


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  • Created by: Sue
  • Added: 10 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40508684
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCpl Dennis James Burrow (2 Dec 1985–7 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40508684, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 46778782) .