Mt. Pleasant, Corporal Edmund Burke
Corporal Edmund Burke entered the U.S. Army in January of 1944, and landed in Normandy in early September and joined the 28th Armored Infantry Battalion in the 7th Armored Division under General Patton. He fought in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany until WWII ended. Corporal Burke received numerous awards for his service, including the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, European Theater of Operation Medal, and the Presidential Unit Citation Good Conduct Medal.
The Town of Mount Pleasant had two nominees, Petty Officer Ronald Rose and Corporal Edmund Burke.
“Corporal Edmund Burke and Petty Officer Ron Rose are receiving the recognition tonight they richly deserve. They both valiantly served our country during World War II and were able to return to their communities as active participants,” said Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor Joan A. Maybury. “They are wonderful examples of ‘the greatest generation of Americans’ and are deserving of high praise and immeasurable thanks for their service.”