The Burgin boys have always been proud to serve their country
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.