Michael BURIK

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER32174434
AGE29 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1915 in Upton County, NEW YORK
STATENEW YORK
FAMILYSingle
RANKPrivate
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB before ENLISTEMENTForemen, constructionNY
DATE of ENLISTEMENT3 october 1941 Camp Upton Yaphank NEW YORK
COMPANYCompany E
REGIMENT12th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION4th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH13 august 1944burik michael tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHBattle of Mortain
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Map St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
F1313
DECORATION
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American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
World War II Victory MedalHvictory medal
Combat Infantry Badgecombat infantryman badge
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In a small square directly across the street from the town hall (mairie) on the northeast side of the D5.

The square contains the village Monument aux Morts, a monument to a villager Resistance member, and a monument to American soldier Michael Burik.

The square is surrounded by a parking lot. Monument Granite stele about one meter high affixed with a plexiglass plaque commemorating Pvt Michael Burik.

The village of Saint-Barthelemey inaugurated the monument at a ceremony on 3 June 2017, which was attended by Jack Port, a fellow soldier in Burik's unit: E Company, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.

  

INFORMATION SOURCEJF PELLOUAIS - Aad.archives.gov - Uswarmemorials.org
PICTURE SOURCEFrédéric LAVERNHE - JF PELLOUAIS
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud