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Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Specialist Fourth Class 1
Birth:
22 Apr 1950 1
Death:
21 Dec 1969 1
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Full Name:
Roy Jeffrey Burke 1
Birth:
22 Apr 1950 1
Male 1
Death:
21 Dec 1969 1
Cause: Air Loss, Crash - Land 1
Age at Death: 19 1
Body Recovered: Recovered 1
Casualty Date: 21 Dec 1969 1
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 1
Residence:
Hometown: Carnegie, PA 1
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Marriage:
Marital Status: Single 1
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Specialist Fourth Class 1
Company:
P Co 1
Enlistment Type:
Regular 1
Grade:
E4 1
Major Command:
5th Inf Div 1
Regiment:
75th Infantry Ranger 1
Service:
Army 1
Specialty:
Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY) 1
Tour Start Date:
27 Aug 1969 1
Years Served:
1 1
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Religion:
Lutheran (also Missouri Synod) 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 1
Family:
Sister: Neahv 2
Family Name:
Sister: Wilcox 2
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 75 1
Panel: 15W 1

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Roy Jeffrey Burke's name on the Vietnam Wall in Washington, DC Jeff grew up in Carnegie, PA. He wanted to be a soldier like his father who jumped and was shot at the Battle of the Bulge. Jeff was an Army Ranger, "P" Co., 75th Inf. Div., a member of "Dowd's Dirty Half Dozen." Only 19, he is missed still.

Vietnam Wall Panel coords 15W 075

John Smith
Roy was a Ranger and a member of a Long Range Recon Patrol team led by Thomas Dowd. He and all his team were killed when their helicpoter was shot down shortly after takeoff for a mission behind enemy lines. He is a true hero, and one of America's best. You are not forgotten!
Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I wish I could have done something!!!
Posted for: ROY JEFFREY BURKE:
Jeff, there is not a day that goes by that I think about you and the rest of 1-6.I just wish that I could have done something to save you and the rest of Dowd's Dirty Half-dozen.I will always be proud of serving with you and remembering you fellows as top knotch RANGERS AND FRIENDS. GOD BLESS!!!!
Posted by: Larry Smith(REB) DD1/2DOZEN
Email: smith707482@bellsouth.net
Relationship: We served together
Saturday, March 22, 2008


Remembering you fondly.
Posted for: ROY JEFFREY BURKE:
Dear Jeff,
My husband, Jack, and I still think of you often and recall some funny times we spent together. Wish you could have grown old with us. I visit your grave now and then. You are buried near another Carngie boy, Tommy Jester and also near your brother-in-law, Fred, who also died in Vietnam. So sad.

Thank you, dear Hero, for all that you have done.
Posted by: Mary Beerman
Email: mary.beerman@gmail.com
Relationship:
Sunday, January 27, 2008

Your memory will live on...
Posted for: ROY JEFFREY BURKE:
Although I have never met you, I am getting to learn more about you everyday from your fellow Rangers from P. Co,75th Ranger (Inf).

You were a member of my Brothers Ranger Team (Killer Team 1-6 - Dowd's Dirty Half Dozen) I personally will never forget your name or the stories that I have heard about you from your fellow Rangers.

You may be a memory to some, but you will remain in my heart and thoughts until the day I die. Than, I will get to meet you in Heaven.

I have created a web page in honor of you and the rest of Team 1-6. The other link to your memory is:

http://www.rangerteam16.com/
Posted by: Bob Dowd & Family
Email: webmaster@rangerteam16.com
Relationship: Friend
Friday, August 13, 2004

I'll Always Remember You
Posted for: ROY JEFFREY BURKE:

Jeff, I remember you as a handsome young Irishman, showing me your favorite spot on a hill overlooking your grandparents's camp in Burgettstown.

I remember you at the swimming pool, miming to show your Dad how you would jump out of airplanes when you get to be a Green Beret (but on that day it would be into the pool).

I remember a sleepy-eyed boy stopping by to pick me up early in the morning to drive me to work in downtown Pittsburgh.

I remember the sweetness of your smile and the gentleness of your ways.

I will always remember you. And when I die, I hope you are in my heaven.

Posted by: Joanne Stefano (Photo Credit)
Email: cattywampus2@comcast.net
Relationship: We grew up together
Tuesday, August 3, 2004

My Brothers are Gone
Posted for: ROY JEFFREY BURKE:
Roy, we meet when you were just 15, you came to visit your sister at Ft.Campbell,Ky and my family and I lived next door, little did we know that your brother-law and I would be in Vietnam a few months later, I would return but sadly he was killed in action. When we meet again in P/Co Rangers I sadly had to lose you too. I will always remember you as a good kid and a hell'va good Ranger,til we meet again, go with god.
Posted by: Duke DuShane
Email: DuShane007@aol.com
Relationship: Ranger Brother
Friday, January 28, 2000

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