134th Infantry Regiment Website
"All Hell Can't Stop Us"
James Donaldson Burd, the son of Jerry and Mildred Burd, was born on March 21, 1918 in Ellisburg, Pennsylvania. He registered for the draft on October 4, 1940. At the time he was living in Greenwood, New York. According to his draft registration he had blonde hair, blue eyes, a light complexion, was 6' 3/4" tall, and weighed 180 pounds. His employer is listed as the National Youth Administration, Elmira, NY. He was inducted into the Army on April 21, 1942 in Rochester, New York. According to his enlistment record, he had 4 years of college and was single at the time of his induction. He joined Company G, 134th Infantry Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant, Platoon Leader, on February 15, 1944 from the 18th Replacement Battalion. His date of rank is listed as January 28, 1943. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in early March 1945. 1st Lt James D Burd was Killed in Action March 26, 1945 in the vicinity of Rheinberg, Germany. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Canisteo, New York.
Thanks to Lt. Burd's nephew, Steven H. Sherman, for these pictures.