The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Medical Detachment Company

Pvt Joseph R Burnett
Service # 35648389
Pvt was born in 1921 in West Virginia and was killed in action on an unknown date during World War 2.

Pvt Burnett is the son of John Burnett [b. 1898 in WVA] a motorman at a coal company and the son of Hannie Burnett [b.1902 in WVA].

The 1930 US Census for Lawton/Quinnimont, Fayette County, West Virginia shows Joseph residing with his parents and brother Jack and 2 sisters Mary E and Charlotte.

Pvt Burnett enlisted in the Army on Jan 19, 1943 at Huntington, WVA. His enlistment records states Joseph was a grammar school graduate and was single.

Pvt Burnett was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].

Pvt Burnett is interred at an unknown location in the US.


{Note: The above information was provided by Sandra S Smith.}