Virginia Heroes

John Garland Burton

Seaman, First Class, Navy

Hometown: Richmond City, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: May 3, 1945
Died In: off coast of North Carolina

Served aboard the USS Cythera PY-26; S1C Burton’s ship was torpedoed by German submarine U-402. He is memorialized on the East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York where his name is inscribed on the pylons of the missing.

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