Pfc. Ted C. Burgess, of Dunn, KIA During Korean War, ca 1950

Private First Class Ted Columbus Burgess was killed in action 21 September 1950 in the Korean Area in the performance of his duty and service of his country. Ted enlisted in the Marine Corps early in 1943 and participated in the battles of two Jima and Sai-pan and was a member of the occupation forces in Japan. He was discharged from the service in 1947 and re-enlisted in February, 1948. As a private first class, he accompanied his unit when it sailed for the Korean conflict on’ August 17. On September 8 he wrote from Pusan to tell his parents that he had not yet been in battle but that he believed he would be within a short time. No further news was received of him until the official notification of his death. His remains were buried in Lincoln Parish, where he was originally born.

Body of Ted Burgess Returned From War - KIA Korea
Body of Ted Burgess Returned From War – KIA Korea Sat, Apr 28, 1951 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com
Ted C. Burgess Reburied in Ruston
Ted C. Burgess Reburied in Ruston Wed, May 2, 1951 – 1 · The Delhi Dispatch (Delhi, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com

Ted Burgess Killed in Korea
Ted Burgess Killed in Korea Sat, Oct 7, 1950 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com

Body of Ted Burgess Returned From War – KIA Korea Sat, Apr 28, 1951 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com

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