Jimmy Fred BurchfieldSergeant
B CO, 2ND BN, 1ST INFANTRY, 196 INF BDE
Army of the United States
08 May 1945 - 20 March 1969
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The database page for Jimmy Fred Burchfield
Jimmy Burchfield was a 1963 graduate of Whitewright High School and a 1967 graduate of East Texas State University. After college he was inducted to serve in the United States Army. At the age of 23, on a March day in 1969, Jimmy went into the first battle of his first war. A helicopter carried him and his squad to a Vietnamese hill. Intelligence reported there were no enemy in the area -- they were wrong. As the helicopter lifted away, the first mortars began to fall. Ten minutes into the first battle of his first war, his young life ended on Asian ground. He died in the performance of duty. Behind him, he left the abiding grief of his family and friends.
"I'm proud to be an American,
These beautiful words are an inspirational reminder that without men like him, none of us would be free. His name as it is written on the Vietnam Wall will always be written on our hearts.
HIS MEMORY WILL NEVER DIE.From his sister,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 19-20 March 1969 the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry lost 17 men in a fight on the Khang River west of Tien Phuoc, Quang Tin Province. They were
rests in the
Oak Hill Cemetery,
Fannin County, Texas.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 6 Feb 2002
Last updated 04/03/2007