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1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr

 
 
1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 21, 2010
1. 1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr Marker
Inscription.  1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr was fatally wounded December 24, 1942 on the island of New Guinea. Burr covered an enemy grenade with his body to save his commanding officer and others. He died December 25 Christmas Day 1942.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 24, 1816.
 
Location. 44° 11.961′ N, 88° 26.485′ W. Marker is in Menasha, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County. Marker can be reached from Cleveland Street north of Keyes Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the Isle of Valor. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 640 Keyes Street, Menasha WI 54952, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Specialist Fourth Class Kenneth Stumpf (a few steps from this marker); Menasha’s Isle of Valor (within shouting distance of this marker); Jean Nicolet Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building (about 300 feet away); Indian Effigy Mounds
1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 21, 2010
2. 1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr Marker
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Curtis Reed (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grand Loggery (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Old Council Tree (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Menasha.
 
Also see . . .
1. Elmer J. Burr. Wikipedia entry. "United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II." (Submitted on December 24, 2010.) 

2. Sgt Elmer J. Burr. Find A Grave memorial. (Submitted on December 24, 2010.) 
 
Isle of Valor image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 21, 2010
3. Isle of Valor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 739 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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