John Eckord Burleson ws born on 20 March 1920 in Honeycutt, North Carolina, the son of Stokes Ulysses Grant Burleson and Ida S. Sparks. Husband of Elsie Lindora Fox and father of Carl Burleson and John Robert Burleson.
Died 18 January 1945, Luxembourg

John RobertPrivate
319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division

The Asheville Citizen-Times, 8 April 1949
The body of Pvt. Robert Eckard Burleson, who was killed in action in Luxembourg January 18, 1945, will arrive Friday at Webb Funeral Home here. The body will be taken to the home of a sister, Mrs. Jason Byrd of Forbes, and will remain there until time for funeral services in Mt. View Baptist Church, Honeycutt. Pvt. Burleson attended Tipton High School, was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church and was employed at Johnson City, Tenn., prior to entering service June 22, 1944. He received basic training at Camp Blanding, Fla., and was assigned overseas December 1, 1944, with Company G. 319th Infantry. Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Ida Burleson of Honeycutt; two sons, Robert and Carl of Morganton; three sisters, Mrs. Gus Miller and Mrs. Baxter Bennett of Relief and Mrs. Jason Byrd of Forbes; three brothers, Oscar and Grant of Johnson City, Tenn., and Earl of Honeycutt.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 20 March 1920
  • Date of death: 18 January 1945
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Ross Memorial, Spruce Pine, North Carolina
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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