Burdick Military

Korean War

The Korean War (1950-1953) was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North, which was also assisted by the Soviet Union. The war arose from the division of Korea at the end of World War II and from the global tensions of the Cold War that developed immediately afterwards.

The fighting ended on 27 July 1953, when an armistice was signed. The agreement created the Korean Demilitarized Zone to separate North and South Korea, and allowed the return of prisoners. Clashes have continued to the present.

The following 22 Burdick family members are known to have fought in the Korean War.

Bertram Winslow Burdick (I213833) (15 JUL 1930 - 17 JUL 2015)
  • Westerly Sun, July 22, 2015: Bertram W. Burdick, of Ross Hill Road, Charlestown, passed away at Apple Rehab Clipper on Friday, July 17, 2015, at the age of 85.Born in Hopkinton, he was the son of the late Melville and Mildred Burdick.Bertram worked in security for Electric Boat in Groton for many years until his retirement. He proudly served as a US Army Veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the Richmond Grange.In addition to his longtime companion, Barbara Jordan, he is survived by five children, Brent Burdick and his wife, Karen, of Charlestown and Blase Burdick and his wife, Trudy, of Bloomfield, Conn., Bonnie Jordan-Waters and her husband, Jim, of Conway, N.H., Joanne Jordan and Jon Yates and Roland Jordan, Jr., all of Richmond. Bertram also leaves five grandchildren, Kimberly Sanderlin, Amy (Roger) Dwyer, Blase Burdick, Jr., Beck Dobrick (Drew) and Shawn Burdick (Carrie); as well as seven great-grandchildren.

Stanton Burdick (I313591) (3 MAY 1928 - 8 OCT 2014)
  • Grafton, NY: Stanton Burdick, 86, died peacefully Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at his home on the hill in Grafton with his family at his side. Born in Grafton on May 3, 1928, he was the son of the late Edward and Edna Vars Burdick. A lifelong resident of Grafton, Stanton was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. Stanton worked for Perkins Tree Service, Rifenburgh Construction and was later employed by Hedley Cadillac & Oldsmobile in Troy as an auto mechanic for over 38 years before retiring in 1993. He was a lifetime member of the Grafton VFW Post #6340, member of the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department and the Odd Fellow Lodge in Brunswick. He had a love for the woods and the outdoors. Earlier in his life he enjoyed farming.
  • (cont) He was the beloved husband of over 50 years of the late Trevah E. Yerke Burdick who died in 2010, devoted father of Rebecca L. (Erwin) Greene and Victoria E. (Donna) Burdick both of Grafton, stepfather of Wendy (Robert) Bly of Grafton and Cindy (David) Gentner of Petersburgh, proud grandfather of William (Genevia) Snyder, Katie (Mark) Snyder, Joseph (Erin) Vars, Mark (Amy) Vars, Heather (Chris) Alderman, Abraham Snyder and Richard Snyder; cherished great-grandchildren, Haley, Jonathan, Christopher, Kimberly, Zach, Averi, Logan, Jakob, Madison, Joey, Emma, Christopher, William and Baby Stanton; He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

Harvey Nelson Short (I613939) (12 AUG 1929 - 8 SEP 2015)
  • He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1953 served on the U.S.S Yorktown during the Korean War. Received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense, Korean War, United Nations.
  • Graduated Lemmon High School in Lemmon, South Dakota 1947. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering through the G.I Bill from South Dakota State College 1959. He was on the deans list and a member of Sigma Tau -Delta Chapter.
  • He worked as a civilian on the U.S.S Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam War.
  • He had a successful career as a computer programmer and was one of the founding members of Interactive Inc.
  • He became sober on May 4, 1985 and was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 30 years. His affiliation with AA was a vital part of his life and how he most wanted to be remembered.

Richard Frederick Burdick (I913781) (1 JUN 1929 - 22 JAN 2005)
  • Title: Private First Class
  • Stationed at Griffs Air Force Base, Rome, N.Y, June 1950.

Stewart Carlton Burdick (I1019137) (19 SEP 1931 - 25 JUL 1950)
  • Title: Private First Class
  • He was killed in action in Korea, June 25, 1950. He entered the Army Sept. 9, 1948; trained at Camp Dix and Ft. Bragg, S.C. He re-enlisted in March at close of his 18 month term. (Cr. Binghamton, N.Y. Press, Aug. 14, 1950.)
  • Funeral of Stewart Burdick was held Oneonta, N.Y., July 7, 1951. (Cr. Norwich, N.Y. Sun, July 7, 1951.)

Gerald Westover (I1042291) (20 NOV 1934 - )
  • In 1952 he is in U.S. Air Corps.
  • Unmarried, 1952.

Glenn Webb (I1042304) (22 SEP 1930 - )
  • Born in Norwich Hospital, Norwich, N. Y.
  • Glenn's parents, of Charles & Cora (Smith) Webb of Sherburne, N.Y.
  • He is in U.S. Army.

John Robinson Burdick (I1060180) (28 NOV 1932 - 15 DEC 2013)
  • Mr. John Robinson Burdick, 81, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House. A memorial service will be held at a later date in New York. Mr. Burdick was born Nov. 28, 1932, in New York, N.Y., and was a son of the late Robert A. Burdick and Catherine Robinson Burdick. He was a graduate of The Hill School in Pottstown Pa., and the University of California at Berkley. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was retired from the United States Agency for International Development as a Foreign Service Officer. He was formerly employed by the Peace Corps and CARE. Mr. Burdick attended St. James Episcopal Church in Rock Hill. He is survived by one daughter, Alexa Roberts and husband, Troy of Chester; one son, Peter R. Burdick of Lake Placid, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Zachary Roberts and Aiden Roberts of Chester; and one sister, Elizabeth Jones of Mill Neck, N.Y.

Homer Ellis Johnson (I10022283) (2 MAR 1928 - 13 AUG 2005)
  • He was in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea. Earned Silver Star.
  • Burial: Preston Cemetery, Preston, Franklin County, Idaho, USA

Charles Hall Scott (I10022307) (12 JUL 1930 - 24 OCT 2013)
  • He was a Korean War veteran.
  • He was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend: Interment/inurnment undisclosed.

Kenneth Burdick (I10034004)
  • He served in the Marines in Korea.

George D. Harp (I10040070)
  • He served in 1st Cav. Division, Korea, 1951.
  • Cr. Obituary of his brother, David, Norwich Sun, Apr. 11, 1953 for parents.

Ralph George Kuitems (I10079214) (9 SEP 1931 - )
  • Born in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, New York.
  • Ralph was baptised Ralph Edward. He later changed his name to honor a favorite uncle. He graduated from Edison Tech. and served in the US Navy Sea-bees in Cuba and Newfoundland during the Korean conflict. Apprenticed as a bricklayer and has worked as a construction superintendent for LeCesse Brothers since 1955. Enjoys history, especially war history ,home projects, golf and music.

Donald Carl Mix (I10088429) (19 FEB 1933 - 19 FEB 2010)
  • He served in the Korean War.
  • Rank: PFC
  • Salt Lake Tribune on February 24, 2010: Donald Carl Mix Sr. passed away on his birthday surrounded by his family at the age of 77. Born February 19, 1933 in Murray, UT to Ray Clifton and Mary Jackson Mix, Donald was preceded in death by all eight of his siblings. He married Iris Colleen Blair on June 26, 1964. They divorced after 27 years of marriage. He then married Rena Platt who passed away in 2000. Dad remarried Mom on February 15, 2002. He served honorably in the Korean War. He retired from Salt Lake County after 30 years of service. Dad enjoyed spending time at the property he owns near Eagle Mountain, watching the animals. He enjoyed watching wrestling, gardening, pulling weeds and tinkering. Don is survived by his wife, Iris Colleen, and his children, Don Jr. (Marni), Nancy Hedin (Dustin), and Gary; and his nine grandchildren, Katrina, Durran, Robert, Alexander, Zachary, Kayley, Carter, Shelby and Logan.

George Maxson Mix (I10088515) (20 JUN 1931 - 21 SEP 1998)
  • He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
  • Buried in Chester Cemetery, 4 D 39, Chester, Plumas County, CA.

Millard Ramsey (I10120445) (25 MAY 1937 - 1 AUG 2006)
  • Obituary from unknown: Millard William Ramsey, 69, of Parkersburg, formerly of California, died Tuesday August 1, 2006 at The Veterans Hospital in Clarksburg, WV. He was born in Parkersburg, WV a son of the late Millard W. Ramsey and Dale T. Detamore Ramsey of Parkersburg. He was a United States Air Force veteran having served in the Korean Conflict. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Ida Barnes Ramsey; four daughters Inez Ramsey of Sacramento, C, Eileen Wacker of Carmichael, CA, Anette Ramsey of Sacramento, and Michelle Harris of Carmichael; two brothers James and Charles both of Parkersburg; a sister Lenora of Mississippi; ten grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother Clifford. Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.

Rex Owen Burdick (I10163002) (30 JUL 1931 - 15 FEB 1976)
  • He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed at Francis E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne, Wyoming, where he met his wife. He was discharged in 1953.
  • Mike Burdick note: As a family of five we drove the Alcan Hwy. to Alaska in 1960 than flew to Nome where he was in charge of installing the first telephone system there. From Nome we moved to Fairbanks in 1961 and he worked on the Distant Early Warning (DEW) line. From there he moved us to Anchorage in 1962. Still working on the DEW Line he transferred to Anchorage Telephone Utility. We went through the earthquake in 1964 than moved to Soldotna where he lived until February 15th, 1976 when he passed away due to a heart attack.

Don Turco (I10177177)
  • He is a veteran of the Korean War.
  • He was employed at a telephone company (Olympia) for 30 years.

Fremont Ralph Burdick (I10320055) (3 MAR 1920 - 9 AUG 1977)
  • Buried in Smith Family Cemetery, Fairview Avenue, Hope Valley, RI, HP003.
  • Fraduated Westerly High School, 1937.
  • Graduated University of Rhode Island, 1943, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Enlisted in the Army 19 Feb 1944.
  • He was in the first wave of the D-Day invasion.
  • He was wounded, 9 Jun 1944, by shrapnel in the knee.
  • He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
  • Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Karin Hutchinson note: The Connecticut Death Index lists his marital status as 'Never', which is incorrect as he did have a short marriage.
  • Fremont and Dorothy were married in the First Baptist Church, Hope Valley, RI.
  • The marriage ended in divorce.

William Curnel Burdick (I10320056) (27 OCT 1921 - 13 SEP 1980)
  • Title: Reverend
  • Died in the William Deaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX.
  • Buried in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, TX.
  • The Westerly Sun states that he enlisted in the Army (it was the Air Force) on 13 Jul 1943.
  • Graduated from Bombardier School, San Angelo, TX 12 Aug 1944.
  • Service Information: CMS US Air Force, World War II, Korea.
  • Arrival date 11 Nov 1945: Age 25, Ethnicity/Race/Nationality American; Place of Origin: United States of America; Port of Departure: Stephenville; Port of Arrival: New York, NY; Airline: Trans World Airlines.
  • Awards earned during Army occupation: Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, others.
  • Areas served while in the Air Force: U.S., France, Guam, Iwo Jima, Germany, Holland, Newfoundland, England.
  • He was a Pastor of the Central Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX from 1965-1968. In 1968 he was Director of Missions and Minister of Christian Social ministries at the First Baptist Church of El Paso, TX until 1979 when he retired due to illness.
  • They had 3 children, 1 son and two daughters. There was about a 10 year age difference between the first and last child (verbal info from relatives.)
  • His death certificate states that he was in the Air Force and a retired Airman.
  • Graduated Westerly High School.
  • Attended Howard County Junior College in Big Spring, TX, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, Southwester baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX where he received his diploma in Theology.
  • William and Ruth were married in the First Baptist Church, Hope Valley, RI.

Warren Harold Salisbury (I10320110) (5 JUN 1914 - 15 JUL 2001)
  • He died at home.
  • Buried in Rhode Island Vetrans Cemetery, Exeter, RI, RI001.
  • In 1930, age 15, he was living in Exeter, RI with his sister Edna, Age 14, as boarders with Henry G. and Mildred E. Tabers.
  • Occupations included milkman, station attendant, mill worker.
  • Military records show his service start date as 8 Apr 1950. His rank was SRC US Army, Korea.
  • He was a Korean War veteran.
  • He was a carpenter for the Shy Building Co.
  • He was the Deputy Police Chief of Hopkinton, RI.

Robert John Langworthy (I11372566) (~1928 - 30 MAY 2011)
  • He served in the Korean War.
  • He lived most of his life in Lorain, Ohio.
  • Census Tracking: 1930 - Wells, Delta Co., Michigan.

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