CW4 Desmon F Burnette was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/23/1995 at the age of 65.9
Newport News, VA
Date of Birth 07/26/1929
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Barry Geller

More detail on this person: NEWPORT NEWS- Retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Desmon Franklin Burnette, 65, died Friday, June 23, 1995. He was a native of Cascades and had been a Peninsula resident since 1968.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Danville. Mr. Burnette was an Army pilot, retiring in 1970 after 23 years' service. During his Army career, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Antarctica Service Medal and the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters. He also retired from the Virginia ABC Board in 1990 after 20 years of service

He is survived by his wife, Doris E. Burnette; two sons, Bobby W. Burnette of Grafton and Michael F. Burnette of Newport News; one daughter, Linda B. Yoder of Newport News; two sisters, Anne P. Walton of Sutherlin and Addie L. Oakes of Ridgeway; three granddaughters and one grandson.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of W.J. Smith and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald W. Showalter officiating. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the W.J. Smith and Son Funeral Home.

Burial information: Parklawn Memorial Park

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