Burton served as a Radioman Third Class, U.S. Navy during World War II.
He resided in California prior to the war.
Burton became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.
He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army while being transported to the Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.
He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.
His remains were not recovered.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett