Virginia Heroes

James Leslie Burke

Second Lieutenant, Army

Born: January 7, 1918
Hometown: Bland County, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: July 13, 1944
Died In: St Mere Eglise, Normandy, France
Awards: Purple Heart

Second Lieutenant Burke served with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division.

He was a 1939 graduate of Ceres High School and was the manager of a restaurant in Wytheville, Virginia before the war.

He is buried in Normandy American Cemetery, Normandy, France.

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