Douglas John Burdick

Private First Class
Army of the United States
24 July 1947 - 27 February 1968
Detroit, Michigan
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Douglas John Burdick

31 May 2007

You are missed and will never be forgotten.
I fear the the world has not learned from you and your brothers-in-arms' sacrifice.
God keep you.

From his brother.
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Operation CORONADO XI, conducted in an area 5 kilometers southwest of Can Tho on 26 and 27 Feb 1968, pitted elements of the Navy's Riverine Force and the Army's 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry against a mixed NVA/VC main force battalion. On 26 Feb the troops were landed to the northwest of the expected contact area and moved to the southeast, planning to press the enemy against the Can Tho River, which was being patrolled by the Navy's boats. The plan succeeded; although isolated groups managed to escape to the east side of the Cam Tho River the enemy was destroyed as a fighting force.

Nineteen soldiers and two sailors were killed in the action:

  • ASPB-111-4, RIVRON 11:
    • BM1 Jeider J. Warren, Castor, LA
    • BM3 James L. Lien, Lead, SD

  • A Company, 3/60
    • SGT Frank J. Mathews, Ontario, OR

  • B Company, 3/60
    • SP4 Ramiro Alvarado, San Antonio, TX
    • PFC William D. Choi, Watsonville, CA
    • 1LT Robert S. Cragin, Schenectady, NY
    • PFC Jose A. Hinojosa, Rio Grande City, TX
    • CPL Gerard M. McDonald, Ellenburg Depot, NY
    • PFC Robert L. Powers, New York, NY
    • SP4 Terry L. Vinge, Ventura, CA

  • E Company, 3/60
    • SP4 Roscoe E. Bryant, Baltimore, MD
    • PFC Douglas J. Burdick, Detroit, MI
    • 2LT Dennette A. Edwards, Hollywood, FL
    • SFC Fernando M. Quintero, Globe, AZ
    • SGT Sherwood Reynolds, Prince Frederick, MD
    • PFC Rodney A. Roat, Flint, MI
    • PFC George E. Speck, Ravenna, OH
    • PVT Edward J. Tarin, Elmendorf, TX
    • SGT Jose R. Tavarez, New York, NY
    • SGT Robert L. Watts, Jacksonville, IL

  • HQ Company, 3/60
    • SP4 Roger C. Atkinson, Pardeeville, WI

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 31 May 2007
Last updated 06/06/2007