Third Battalion, Fifth Marines
Captain Pat Burns
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Memorial Graphic made for us by Vic Vilionis of 7th Marines
At age 23, entering military service.
This is Liberty Bridge, after the buildup. The next picture shows it as it was being built up. (May be Liberty Road).
Captain Burns and Lt. Tom Williams under the Mike 3/5 Banner. Standing behind them is Staff Sgt. Wagner, the 1st Platoon Sgt. Captain Burns kept this flag folded up on his nightstand next to his bed for the rest of his life.
Captain Burns holding a Marine Corps birthday cake, with one of his troops
Captain Burns in Da Nang, with, top row, left to right, Dean Halton, Tom Mahlum and Jim Treadwell. The man on the bottom left is Ted Lewis.
Captain Burns, in Taiwan.