Oral History Interview with Robert Burkhardt

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Oral History Interview with Robert Burkhardt

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Interviewee

Robert Burkhardt

Interviewer

Louise Graham

Interview/Donation Date

6-29-2013

Branch of Service

U.S. Marine Corps

Served In

Korea

Dates of Service

1948-1952

Summary

Robert Burkhardt, Marine, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division.

Robert Burkhardt was in Korea during the war and describe being attacked a number of times. He related that he suffered from frozen feet and a foot wound. He applied for a Purple Heart and was denied, because they told him frozen feet did not warrant a Purple Heart. It said they did not acknowledge that he was also wounded.

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Oral History Interview with Robert Burkhardt

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