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.