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First Name: John

Last Name: Burke


Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Middle Name: Joseph

Date of Birth: 28 July 1943

Date of Death: 05 February 1968

Rank: Captain

Years Served:
John Joseph Burke

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


John Joseph Burke
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps

John Joseph Burke was born on 28 July 1943. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1965 with a ROTC commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps on 28 May 1965 at Worcester, MA.

On 5 February 1968, now-Captain John Joseph Burke was serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (HMM-364), Marine Aircraft Group 36 (MAG-36), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, Capt Burke was killed in the crash of a helicopter in which he was a crew member. His body was recovered.

Medals, Awards and Badge

Purple Heart
Air Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Naval Aviator Badge


The name John J Burke is located on Panel 37E Line 030 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


Captain John Joseph Burke is buried at Saint Pauls Cemetery in Hingham, Plymouth County, MA, in New Section A.


Honoree ID: 3579   Created by: MHOH




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