Virginia Heroes

Manuel Thomas Burke

Technician, Fifth Grade, Army

Born: January 8, 1923
Hometown: Wise County
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: November 27, 1943
Died In: off the coast of Algeria
Awards: Purple Heart

killed aboard HMT Rohna when attacked/sunk by a German air launched, radio guided, rocket powered bomb. He was drafted 3 Feb 1943 by the Norton Draft Board.

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