Burton, John Flack, Jr., 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
1203-Tank Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1952-1952, 1203, 64th Tank Battalion
Service Years
1951 - 1952

Armor

Second Lieutenant


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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Oklahoma City
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 21, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Memorial Park Cemetery - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
64th Tank Battalion
  1952-1952, 1203, 64th Tank Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1952 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
New Mexico Military InstituteUniversity of Oklahoma
  1945-1946, New Mexico Military Institute
  1946-1950, University of Oklahoma
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
2nd Lt. John Burton was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute.

In Korea, he served with A Company, 64th Heavy Tank Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division.

He was killed in action in the Cherwon Valley, North Korea  by a mine as he was attempting to connect a tow cable to the Battalion Commander's tank that had hit a mine and lost a track.
   
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Note:  His father was a medical doctor and professor of surgery  at the School of Medicine, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=57702432

The Bronco Yearbook,  Dedication 1953, page 8.  (from ancestry.com)  Photo

http://www.koreanwar.org/html/korean_war_project_remembrance.html

http://www.koreanwar.org/html/korean_war_project_remembrance_2011.html?casualty_id=18508
   
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