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Preston M. Burgess
Sergeant, United States Army
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Preston M. Burgess
Mercer, West Virginia
Born 1913
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Service Number 33049882
Died while Prisoner of War
Died December 15, 1950 in Korea

Sergeant Burgess was a member of Battery B, 38th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division.

He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea on November 30, 1950 and died while a prisoner on December 15, 1950. His remains were not recovered.

Sergeant Burgess was awarded the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. 



  The remains of Sergeant Burgess have been recovered and identified.  The Sergeant will be laid to rest with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery  on 15 November 2005.

PM Burgess Gravesite PHOTO
 Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006


Posted: 12 November 2005 Updated: 19 August 2006
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