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Joseph Luther Burner

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Joseph Luther Burner


Burner, Joseph Luther
World War (1939-1945)


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.”


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


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ca. 1942


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