Francis P. Burk ’38

Francis P. Burk

Francis P. Burk

Frank Burk
Class of 1938
2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division USAFE

Silver Star for gallantry, initiative and courage. As the 4ID moved inland from Normandy, the Germans offered stiff resistance, but there was no counterattack until June 14. During a furious German charge, Major Burk took emergency command of Company E. Through his own initiative and daring leadership he ably lead his troops in repulsing the German attack.