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THOMAS JOHN BURTON


is honored on Panel 38W, Line 15 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • A great brother....

    Posted on 8/29/18 - by Catherine Haynes, FL Wall of Faces volunteer
    The photograph of Thomas "JT" Burton was graciously provided by his brother Bobby. JT was well known to be generous, funny and have a quick smile for the girls! He loved all sports and his physique and abilities would have allowed him to become a professional athlete. Near Lai Kag, Vietnam, Burton "braved a hail of hostile rounds and evacuated his companions until he was mortally wounded by fragments from a hand grenade," a citation for the Bronze Star medal reads.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 11/16/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Thomas John Burton, Served with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.
  • THANK YOU

    Posted on 8/26/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik Bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear PFC Thomas Burton,
    I hope your photo is put here because this is a wall of faces and yours is needed. Thanks for being an Infantryman. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/27/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Thomas John Burton, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • You Were A Blessing To Us

    Posted on 5/25/12 - by Vernon Holloway vecosta@bellsouth.net
    While other boys of the community was doing their own thing, you would always take time to come by the street and spend time throwing the football to us the young boys of Liberty Park. You continue to be loved and missed by the liberty Park community, I'll never forget yo,for life.
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