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From: "Christopher T. Smithson" <>
Subject: [APG] Looking for Military Records on Deceased WWII Veteran
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 11:12:45 -0500 (CDT)
I have been looking for information about my great-uncle's service in
WII, Howard Franklin Burkman, a native of Berks Couty, Pennsylvania. I
sent a request to the NARA for a copy of his DD214 and any other records
about his service. I provided his Service Number, Social Security
Number, VA Claim number, his date of birth, date of death, and they came
back saying that they wanted me to reconstruct his medical records and
that they also could not find his DD214.
I found out that he entered the service at Allentown, PA in 1942 and
served in the 318th Army Infantry of the 80th Divison in Company J. He
was discharged at Camp Pickett in Virginia in August of 1945. He also
recieved the Purple Heart.
He was born in Berks County, PA on April 11, 1921 and died in September
1964 in Reading, PA. He was married twice and both spouses have since
Where else can I look to find information? I recieved the above
information from the Funeral Home in Shillington, PA from what they had
written down on a piece of paper in his file with no copy of the DD214.
Howard was buried at Pleasant View Cemetery in Spring Twp., Berks
County, PA. He has no stone.
Christopher T. Smithson
127 N. Main Street
Port Deposit, Maryland 21904-1211
(410) 378-2733 (Home)
(410) 690-1299 (Cell)
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