Virginia Heroes

James Perry Burns

Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Born: March 28, 1908
Hometown: Clarke County, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: May 24, 1945
Died In: Luzon, Philippine Islands
Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Silver Star

Lieutenant Colonel Burns served with the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division. He had been overseas since May 1943 and was a battalion commander.

He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippine Islands.

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