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Leslie Joseph Burke

Submitted by: E. Whitney Drake {nephew}

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Leslie Joseph Burke born around 1897, Leslie Burke served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1917.

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My uncle, Leslie Joseph Burke, was born in Halifax, N.S., and came to the U.S.A. as a small boy. He enlisted on the Army in DEC 1914,

In OCT 1917, he landed in France with the U.S. Army 26th Div. My uncle was in every major battle of the U.S. Army in World War I. Chevrons attached to his Victory Medal are: Meuse-Argonne; St. Mihiel; Champagne-Marne; Chateau Thierry; Oise-Aisne.

He was wounded in battle on/about 10 OCT 1918 by mustard gas. He survived, but was disabled later in life due to this.

My uncle's medals from World War I include the Purple Heart, Silver Star, and Victory Medal.


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