Joseph William Burkett
Major, United States Army
Joseph William Burkett was born on August 25, 1925 and joined the Armed Forces while in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
He served as an infantry officer in the United States Army. In 20 years of service, he attained the rank of Major (O4). He began a tour of duty in Vietnam on September 12, 1963.
On July 13, 1964, at the age of 38, JOSEPH WILLIAM BURKETT perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam.
Major Burkett is buried in Section 35, Grave
5058, Arlington National Cemetery.
From Roanoke, Virginia. Worked as a laborer
on the Pentagon before the war. Served in the Army. Killed when his Jeep
hit a land mine. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Purple Heart Medal