Harold Dee Burch was the son of Andrew Lee Burch and Laura Parks.
Private Burch (USMCR) died on Iwo Jima.
The Knoxville Journal, March 18, 1945
Marine Pvt. Harold D. Burch, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Burch of Route 10, Maryville, was killed in action on Iwo Jima, Feb. 23, the War Department has informed relatives. A former Wildwood High School student, Burch had been in the Marine Corps approximately a year at the time of his death. Immediately preceding his entrance into the service, Burch was employed by a local woolen mill. It was during this period and for some time before that Burch had resided at the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Deputy and Mrs. Ed Wyrick, 504 Augusta Avenue.
Daniel Burch, 23-year-old brother of the Marine, is in a Paris, France, hospital recovering from a wound received on the Italian front in November, 1944. Other survivors include the youth’s parents, a brother, Charles who is home, Mrs. Wyrick, a sister and also Miss Lorene Barbee, 2817 East Magnolia Avenue, fiancee of the Marine.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 2 September 1926
- Date of death: 23 February 1945
- County: Blount
- Hometown: Maryville
- Service Branch: Marine Corps
- Division/Assignment: 26th Marines, 5th Marine Division
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Battles: Iwo Jima
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Eusebia Cemetery, Prospect, Blount County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Bottom Panel
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