No family members attended. Erin Kurz, Burke’s social worker at Greenwood Health & Living became his representative while he was there. She worked tirelessly on Burke’s behalf.
Erin was the only one in the room. She accepted his burial flag as his family. She was crying.
The burial service for Sp-4 Burke was held Sept. 27 at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison, Indiana.
Medal, the Air Medal for meritorious service, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal w / 60 device, a Bronze Star, two Overseas Service Bars and the National Defense Service Medal. He also held the Sharpshooter and Expert Badges. The Greenwood and Whiteland Honor Guard performed at his service.
(Note: This article is reprinted from the VFW Post 5864 newsletter.)