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EKU Veterans Memorial Wall

John Charles Burch

Rank: 
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Conflict: 
Non-conflict casualty of service
Branch of Service: 
Navy
County of Residence: 
Bell
State of Residence: 
Kentucky
Year of Birth: 
1938
Years at Eastern: 
1956-1961
Academic Major: 
Industrial Arts

John Burch enterd the United States Navy after graduating from Eastern Kentucky State College in 1961. He was assigned to Attach Squadron One Hundre and Twenty-Five aboard the U.S.S. Forerestal.  John died in an aircraft accident off the coast of Spain on November 3, 1965. 

James P. Johnson

Rank: 
Lieutant Colonel
Conflict: 
Non-conflict casualty of service
Branch of Service: 
Army
County of Residence: 
Perry
State of Residence: 
Kentucky
Year of Birth: 
1927
Year of Death: 
October 1970
Years at Eastern: 
1966-1968

Jimmy Johnson grew up in Hazard Kentucky and joined the Infantry at age 18 in October 1945.  He served with the occupation foreces in Germany and gained the rank of sergeant.  After leaving the service he attended EKU for a while where he was friends with Charles Richardson.

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