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Thomas Andrew Burney

Seaman, Second Class, Navy

Born: September 2, 1923
Hometown: Hopewell City, VA
Casualty Date: January 7, 1944

SN2 Burney graduated from Hopewell High School in 1941 and entered the service on November 30, 1942. He went to basic training at the Naval Station in Great Lakes, Illinois. Volunteering for sea duty, he was assigned to the USS St. Augustine on July 16, 1943. The St. Augustine sunk in January 1944 with 115 causalities, including Thomas ‘Tommy’ Burney.

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