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Edwin William Piburn
Brigadier General, United States Army
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EW Pieburn PHOTO

Piburn, Edwin William Piburn, was born on 9 July 1895 and died on 28 September 1958 in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was buried on 3 Ocotber 1958, with full military honors in Section 30, Grave 510-1, Arlington National Cemetery.

He served in World War II.  Research concerning his career continues.

Courtesy of Michael T. Stein:

Brigadier General Edwin William Piburn (1895-1958)
Born in Kingsley, Kansas

 Commissioned in the Infantry 1917 (ORC)
Second Lieutenant 1917
Brigadier General (AUS) 1942
Colonel 1947

Served with 18th Infantry Regiment (France) 1919-20
Served with 8th Infantry Regiment (Germany) 1921-22
Instructor, The Tank School 1924-25
Instructor, The Infantry School 1926-27
Served with 14th Infantry Regiment (Panama Canal Zone) 1936-39
Professor of Military Science & Tactics, South Dakta State College 1939-40
Observer with British Forces in the Middle East 1941-42
Commander, Combat Command "B", 14th Armored Division 1942-44
Commander, Combat Command "A", 10th Armored Division 1944-45
Severely wounded in Germany April 1945
Hospitalized 1945-47.
Retired 1952
Silver Star - Legion of Merit (2) - Bronze Star (2) - Purple Heart

EW Piburn Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, July 2007

Posted: 13 October 2001  Updated: 30 August 2003 Updated: 13 November 2005 Updated: 8 July 2007
World War II Victory Medal

    Silver Star Medal
    Legion of Merit

Purple Heart Medal

    Bronze Star Medal

EW Piburn Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003