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Pfc John Burton

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Pfc John Burton

Picture is from Company A  group photo taken at Camp Rucker, Alabama, September 1943

John Burton, the son of John and Laura Burton, was born July 4, 1913 in Cleveland County, North Carolina. He registered for the draft on December 9, 1940 at Kings Mountain, North Carolina. His draft registration lists him as 5' 10" tall with brown hair, brown eyes, and a sallow complexion. He was inducted into the Army on August 28, 1942 at Camp Croft, South Carolina. His enlistment record lists him as single and his occupation as farmer.

He joined Company A, 134th Infantry Regiment sometime between November 1, 1942 and November 1, 1943. He was a rifleman in the Third Platoon. He landed on Omaha Beach July 5, 1944 and fought at St. Lo, France. He was wounded in action July 28, 1944 as the Regiment continued to attack south from St. Lo. After recuperating from his wounds, he returned to duty August 31, 1944. He was wounded again on December 20, 1944 during the attack against the Saar, but he remained on duty. Pfc John Burton was Killed in Action on January 2, 1945 in the Ardennes near Lutrebois, Belgium. He is buried at Luxembourg American Cemetery.

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