Sergeant John Burgess was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, SGT Burgess served our country until April 18th, 1969 in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was 22 years old and was not married. It was reported that John died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine. His body was recovered. SGT Burgess is on panel 27W, line 105 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year. His Unit was the 3rd Battalion, 5th Armored Cavalry, 9th Infantry Division.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 10 December 1946
  • Date of death: 18 April 1969
  • County: Blount
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 5th Armored Cavalry, 9th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Silver Star Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Purple Heart, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Burgess Family Cemetery, Cherokee, Swain County, NC
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXII, Top Panel
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