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Joseph Luther Burner

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Title

Joseph Luther Burner

Subject

Burner, Joseph Luther
World War (1939-1945)

Description

An image of Joseph Luther Burner of Maurertown Virginia. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on January 7, 1942 and was trained in Parris Island South Carolina.

On October 26 1942 he was deployed to the Pacific where he served in the Gilbert Islands, at Tarawa, and in the Mariana Island chain.

Burner participated in the invasion of Saipan in June of 1944. He was killed in action on that island on June 15, 1944.

His father, and veteran of World War One, lamented “I think there must be some whose hearts have guessed, the agony that longing fathers know, who dare not kiss their sons before they go.”

Source

Service Record World War I and II, Woodstock and Vicinity. Shenandoah County Library. Edinburg, Virginia, 8.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

ca. 1942

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

Files

Joseph L. Burner - Copy.jpg

Citation

“Joseph Luther Burner,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed October 24, 2017, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11382.