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First Name: Charles

Last Name: Burch

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: San Antonio, TX
Middle Name: A.

Date of Birth: 30 November 1919

Date of Death: 29 August 2012

Rank: First Lieutenant

Years Served:
Charles Austin Burch

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Charles Austin Burch

1st Lieutenant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 8th Armored Division, General Orders No. 20 (April 22, 1945)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Second Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers) Charles A. Burch (ASN: 0-535062), United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with Company C, 53d Armored Engineer Battalion, 8th Armored Division, in Germany on 28 March 1945.
Lieutenant Burch advanced more than 300 yards across open terrain to remove enemy mines that were holding up the advance of his platoon. In carrying out this mission he came under direct fire from artillery, mortars and small arms. His decisive action, carried out without consideration for his own safety, enabled his task force to advance and obtain their objective. His action reflects great credit on himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316180   Created by: drjones46




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