Burch, Francis, EMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1941-1946, EM-0000, USS Maryland (BB-46)
Service Years
1940 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
EM-Electrician's Mate
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Contact Info
Home Town
Cherokee, Iowa
Last Address
Evart, Michigan

Date of Passing
Feb 20, 1990
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Post 7979, Evart PostPearl Harbor Survivor's Association
  1970, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 7979, Evart Post (Member) (Evart, Michigan) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1975, Pearl Harbor Survivor's Association

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Retired and living in Evart, MI. with wife Elsie.  Dad would never talk about the war.    CPO Burch is buried in the Sylvan Cemetery, Osceola County, MI.
Other Comments:
I asked Dad on occasion about the war.  He couldn't bring himself to talk about it.  He did mention one time about a Japanese medium bomber ("Betty") ramming into his ship.  Dad fought in 7 major battles in the Pacific.  Torpedo hit the ship at one time and was sailed backwards to Pearl Harbor and then, I think, to Bremerton WA for repairs.    Dad was on the USS Maryland on December 7, 1941.  Can't imagine what he was thinking besides the horror and the anger.  Dads job during engaging the enemy on board ship was the first turret.  I couldn't get him to talk about that either.  When not in combat, Dad was an electrician.  He did stay with the USS  Maryland for the duration of the war.  I think that may be a bit unusual.  After the war, Dad went into electronics and made his living.  He sure was a good guy. 

Teresa Burch
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Chrisman, Rodger, PO1, (1940-1961) AD AD-0000 Apprentice Seaman
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Durant, Kenneth William, PO3, (1940-1942) Seaman Recruit
GABRIEL, GEORGE, PO2, (1941-1945) Seaman Recruit
Kohler, EJ "Chuck", PO1, (1941-1947) Seaman Recruit
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SNYDER, Harry, LCDR, (1941-1969) Seaman Recruit
Stambaugh, Paul, PO2, (1941-1944) Seaman Recruit
Hingle, Martin Patterson, PO1, (1941-1945) Fireman Recruit
Ford, Henry, LT, (1941-1943) Midshipman
Burrell, William, PO3 Seaman Recruit
Fries jr, Henry Oscar, CPO, (1940-1962) Seaman Recruit
HOFFMAN, Kenneth, PO1, (1941-1945) Seaman Recruit
Link, Arlo M., S1c, (1941-1943) Seaman Recruit
Matthews, Jr., H. Spencer, RADM, (1940-1973) Seaman Recruit
Tucker, Henry Warren, PO3, (1939-1942) Seaman Recruit
HARTEN, William, PO1, (1940-1946) Apprentice Seaman
Pullen, Robert Harold, S1c, (1940-1943) Apprentice Seaman
WAGNER, James Frederick, ENS, (1940-1945) Apprentice Seaman
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