Francis E. Burke

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

HOMETOWN
Munising, MI

HONORED BY
Evelyn Burke, Wife

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

KILLED NOVEMBER 16, 1944 WHILE GIVING AID TO A SOLDIER WHO WAS WOUNDED; FIRST DAY IN BATTLE ON THE LEYTE ISLANDS, PHILIPPINES. RECEIVED A PURPLE HEART. SERVICE NUMBER 36-460-999. HE WAS IN THE 96TH INFANTRY DIVISION AS A MEDIC. BURIED IN THE LEYTE ISLANDS AT U.S. ARMED FORCES CEMETERY, PLOT 14596; MOVED TO SPALDING TOWNSHIP CEMETERY.