Carlyle B. Burdette – Colonel, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report:

Carlyle B. Burdette, 86, a retired Air Force colonel and former Fairfax County magistrate who also worked for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, died of pneumonia June 22, 1999 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.

Colonel Burdette, a native of East Stone Gap, Virginia, graduated from Milligan College in Johnson City, Tenn., and received a master’s degree in agricultural engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II, receiving five Bronze Stars and the Legion of Merit for participating in the Normandy landing.

Upon his return from Korea during the Korean War, he retired from active military duty in 1952 and spent 16 years at what was then HEW, mainly as a supervisor of management and systems analysis. He retired from HEW in 1970 and served 10 years as Fairfax County magistrate.

He was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Nell Ellis Burdette of Alexandria; and two children, Joe Burdette of Tampa and Carol Burdette Guiles of Alexandria.


On Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at Mt. Vernon Hospital, CARLYLE B. BURDETTE, husband of Nell Ellis Burdette; father of Joe Burdette and Carol Guiles. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8009 Ft. Hunt Rd., Alexandria, VA on Wednesday, June 30, at 2 p.m. Private interment at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kelly Leigh Sorber Family Research Fund, 9514 Mt. Vernon Landing, Alexandria, VA 22309 or a charity of choice.


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