They Also Served


During The War of 1812

1511 John M. Burgin: Nephew of Pioneer Ben

1523 Benjamin Burgin: Son of Pioneer Ben

1526 Merritt Burgin: Son of Pioneer Ben

1529 Alney Burgin: Son of Pioneer Ben

1564 James Burgin: Nephew of Pioneer Ben

During The Civil War

There were so many Burgin's who served in the War Between the States I decided to list them separately. Click here, to view their names and their stories.

During The Spanish American War

152676 Samuel Lewis Burgin: Sergeant 1/C

1521891 Elvira Burginís Son: (William McCandless) USN Signal Corps

During World War I

15214411 Lawrence Lee Burgin: AA at Joul and Argonne (Forest) France

1521893 Elvira Burginís Son: (Eddie Lee McCandless) Private during WWI

1523437 Sgt. Major Marion Walker Burgin: In the first U.S. battle in France. After losing an eye in one of the battles, Marion became an instructor. One of his first students was a National Guard Captain from Missouri by the name of Harry Truman.

15264134 William Charles Burgin

152653A James Burgin

1526576 Robert Lee Burgin: Company C, 105th Eng. Div. Robert became separated from his company and fought with a British unit for several weeks.

1526731 Van Hampton Burgin: Was a Fighter Pilot during World War I

1564636 Melvin Carter Burgin: Was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army

During World War II

15234536 Flora Adeline Burginís Grandson (Andrew Burgin Braddy)
Killed in France

15234165 Earl Thomas Burgin: Was in the Italian campaign that made it into Germany to free Munich. Earl was awarded the "Silver Star" for his "Meritorious Service and Leadership"

15234166 Fred Lovelace Burgin: Was the crew chief on a B-24 Bomber that was shot down outside of Vienna and was held POW for a year before the Germans released him during the last days of the war.

15234168 Captain Wilbur Jennings Burgin: USN Air Force - CO Jet Squadron (Career) Served on the staff of Deputy Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon.

1523435 Rommie Sherman Burgin: U.S. Army 9th Field Artillery

15234335 Belvia Lockwood Burginís Son: (Fred Lyda) was taken prisoner by the Japs; survived the Bataan "Death March" but died of malnutrition in a Japanese POW Camp.

15234336 Belvia Lockwood Burginís Son: (James Lyda) was taken prisoner by the Japs; survived the Bataan "Death March" but was killed in a Japanese POW Camp.

152371211 Charles B. Burgin: U.S. Army 99th Infantry Division

152641651 Bruce H. Burgin: served in the U.S. Army and remained in Japan afterwards as part of the occupation force.

152641511 James Leonard Burgin: Shot down over Germany - Buried there November 11, 1943

15611614 Samuel Herbert Burgin: Son of James Harvey Burgin, served in the U.S. 3rd Army under General George S. Patton.

156211518 Hulin Denman Burgin: Served in the U.S. Navy

156211519 Hinson Brown Burgin: Served in the U.S. Army

1563B451 Hollis Hampton Burgin: Senior CPO U.S. Navy, 20 years.
Married a girl from Strafford on Avon, England.

1563B452 John Brisco Burgin: 1st Class Petty Officer U.S. Navy, 20 years

1563B453 Patrick Claude Burgin: Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, 20 years

15646324 James "Jimbo" Burgin: Was a LPN & his son Fred was a LPN

156463244 John Thomas Burgin: Served in the U.S. Navy

156463B3 Cleo Herbert Burgin: U.S. Air Force

1564688 Mary Burgin's Son: S/Sgt. Andrew Winford Nesbitt, U.S. Army

1564689 Mary Burgin's Son: John Hughes Nesbitt, U.S. Navy

156468B Mary Burgin's Son: Cpl. Burgin Nesbitt, U.S. Army

15646A1 Grady Potilla Burgin: Served in the U.S. Army

15646A2 Paul Burgin: Served in the U.S. Army (Wounded in action)

15646A3 Willard Spurgeon Burgin: Tech. Sgt. U.S. Army

15646A5 Howard Jones Burgin: Served in the U.S. Army

15646361 Chester Devinney Burgin: Served in the U.S. Army

15646363 Young Taylor Burgin: Served in the U.S. Army

15646364 Carter Junior Burgin: Served in the U.S. Navy

15646381 Johnny Clifton Burgin: Served in the U.S. Army

156463B6 Waites Burgin: WW II (Army Career Man)

1564671 Grace (Burgin) Godfrey's son: Col. Marion Godfrey was an AAF Pilot.

15646944 Gladys Marie Burginís Son: (Raymond Allison) USMC 20 years.

1564698 Roy Everette Burgin Served in the U.S. Navy

During The Korean War

152128621 Robert Gaston Burgin: Served in Korea

152641921 Donald Frank Burgin: Served in the U.S. Navy

152641922 Robert Joseph Burgin: Served in the U.S. Air Force

156211518 Hulin Denman Burgin: Served in the U.S. Air Force

15621151D Stewart H. "Bill" Burgin: Served in the U.S. Air Force

1564671 Grace (Burgin) Godfrey's son: George W. Godfrey served in the U.S. Army (45 Infantry Division).

15646243 Walter Eugene Burgin, Served in the U.S. Army

During The Viet Nam War

1523416B Colonel Max Edward Burgin: U.S. Army Chaplain for over 30 years. Max entered the service as an enlisted man, got out went back to school and completed his education (he holds a Master's Degree from Wake Forest). Max re-enlisted as an army chaplain and served in Viet Nam 1966-67.

15234374 Marion Walker Burgin, Jr: Served in the U.S. Airforce

152641932 Jerry Wayne Burgin: Served in Viet Nam 1966-67.

152641963 Beulah Burgin's Son: (and my 1st cousin) Michael Jerald Gibbs,
was killed in Viet Nam in 1967.

152641342 Velma Burginís Son: (Charles Kelly) Was killed in Viet Nam

156463241 James Frederick Burgin, Jr: Served two hitches in Viet Nam
while in the U.S. Army

156463242 William Allen Burgin: Served in the U.S. Air Force

1564633 John Thomas Burgin: Served in the U.S. Navy

156463B32 Romey Herbert Burgin: Served in the U.S. Marine Corps

1564671 Grace M. Burgin's Son: George W. Godfrey served in the U.S. Army (1st Infantry Division)

1564672 Pearl Mae Burgin's Son: LCDR George Bass, was a U.S. Navy Pilot

Steve Burgin Son of J.S. Burgin: Served in the U.S. Army (101st Airborne).

Other Military Operations

1stLt/Maj. Edward Lee Burgin USMC: Son of #1523416B Max Edward Burgin, was deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia in 1992-93, during Operation Restore Hope.

AM1 Gregg Burgin, USN: Son of Steve and Ann Burgin, Paris, TX, was stationed aboard the USS Constellation in the Persian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lcpl Bryan Skelton, USMC: Son of Elaine Skelton and gg-grandson of #156462 Henry Burgin, was deployed to the Persian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

156463244 John Thomas Burgin: Served in the U.S. Navy during the Granada, Lebanon and Panama Canal Crises.

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