Full Name: FRANKLIN IVAN JR BURRIS
Date of Birth: 7/10/1947
Date of Casualty: 8/9/1968
Home of Record: LARGO, FLORIDA
Branch of Service: MARINE CORPS
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: QUANG NAM
One fateful night, in August of 68,
our world was changed by a terrible twist
We lost my father in a land far away.
Not My Husband my mother screamed that day.
As tears began to fall and her chest began
she looked at her newborn baby with woeful
Never will she feel his kiss or touch again.
It broke her heart to the very end.
Thirty-three years later, we met some faithful
Come be a part of us and let us take you in.
Let us tell you of stories of a very brave
To whom we have never forgotten from that
far off land.
He was brave and strong and we loved him so.
Let us tell you some stories of him before
he had to go.
The peace these men have given to us today.
No words or expressions can ever say.
How thankful we our they came into our lives,
With their stories that allowed us to say
So, daddy, I want you to know,
That when it is my time to go,
At the gates of heaven you will be waiting
and together at last we will finally be.
Elissa Burris McBride, For My Father
BURRIS, FRANKLIN I
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/10/1947
DATE OF DEATH: 08/09/1968
DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/22/1968
BURIED AT: SECTION 53 SITE 12
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 18 September 2004