LTC William J. Burrows was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/07/2009 at the age of 72.0
Dumfries, VA
Date of Birth 09/25/1937
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
This information was provided by Barry Geller, SSN search Jan 2010

More detail on this person: Lt. Col., Ret., U.S.M.C. William John Burrows, age 72, passed away Wednesday October 7, 2009 at his residence in Dumfries, Virginia.

Mr. Burrows was born September 25, 1937 in Battle Creek, Michigan and was the son of Lester and Margaret (Long) Burrows.

William was honorably discharged as a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Marine Corps following a career as a Helicopter and C130 Pilot. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodbridge and a member of the choir. He was also a member of the Valle del Oro choir in Mesa, Arizona and a member of the Ira A. Beck Masonic Lodge # 503 in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Ruth Burrows; two sons, Thomas Burrows and his wife Carolyn of Stafford, Virginia and Timothy Burrows and his wife Amber of Gainesville, Virginia; one daughter, Tamera Carter Burrows of Dumfries, Virginia; three brothers, John Burrows and his wife Jan of Grand Rapids, Michigan, James Burrows of Battle Creek, Michigan and Mark Burrows and his wife Denise, of Battle Creek, Michigan. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Tiffany Prince, Brittany Prince, Meghan Burrows and Ryan Burrows.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday October 12, 2009 at the Mountcastle Life Celebration Funeral Home in Dale City, Virginia. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday October 13, 2009 at the Quantico Marine Base Chapel. The interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Virginia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marine Corps Museum, 3800 Fettler Park Drive, Suite 104, Dumfries, Virginia 22025 or the First Baptist Church of Woodbridge, 13600 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge, Virginia 22193 or to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851. Arrangements by Mountcastle Funeral Home.

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