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Joseph William Burkett
Major, United States Army
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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.


Joseph W. Burkett
1925 - 1964

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.


BURKETT, JOSEPH W
MAJ USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/25/1925
DATE OF DEATH: 07/13/1964
DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/22/1964
BURIED AT: SECTION 35  SITE 5058
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 1 June 2001  Updated: 22 February 2003  Updated: 18 September 2004
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