George James BurdPrivate First Class
D CO, 1ST MP BN, 1ST FLC, 3RD MAF
United States Marine Corps
05 February 1948 - 23 December 1968
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The database page for George James Burd
PFC Burd arrived in country just a short time before the August 23, 1968 battle at the Cam Le bridge and was assigned to the 2nd Squad, 3rd Platoon.
His squad had been cut off and surrounded in the middle of the rice paddies south of the bridge doing the 8 1/2 hour battle. They managed to escape the much larger VC/NVA force (estimated at battalion-plus size), bring their dead and wounded out with them.
PFC Burd was medievaced to the hospital, returning about a month later. On December 23, 1968, PFC Burd was killed while on duty at Da Nang Air Base Gate #12. He will always be missed but never forgotten - he was always doing something funny and kept us guys laughing in a time when we needed it most.
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