US PARAS Burriss, T.Moffatt

The Tartan Pimpernel
By Donald Currie Caskie

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Burriss
  • FORENAME
Thomas Moffatt
  • UNIT
504 Parachute Infantry Regiment (HQ Company,3 Bn + Company I)
  • RANK
First Lieutenant + Captain
  • NUMBER
0-401623​
  • AWARD
Silver Star,Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster and V device
  • PLACE
Europe
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born Anderson,South Carolina
graduated Clemson University 1940 (ROTC)
physics and science teacher,Orangeburg High School,South Carolina
entered service 9.1.1942 Fort Benning,Georgia
3 Bn 504 PIR (2Lt)
HQ Company (S2),3 Bn 504 PIR (1st Lt) September 1942
Company I,3 Bn 504 PIR (Captain) April 1944
WIA 20.9.1944 Waal River crossing,Holland
building contractor,South Carolina postwar
served 15 years with South Carolina House of Representatives
married Louisa Hay 22.6.1942 Morristown,South Carolina (4 children) (deceased)
married Jean Wheelwright
residing Columbia,South Carolina 2000
 
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