Eugene Elden Burkman

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  • Name: Eugene Elden Burkman
  • Location of Birth: Bovey, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 26, 1924
  • Date of Death: December 8, 2011
  • Parents: Norman Burkman & Josephine (Gabe) Burkman
  • High School and Class: 1941 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: 1943 Itasca Junior College, Coleraine, Minnesota
    1945 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota - B.C.E. (Bachelor in Civil Engineering) degree
  • Highest Rank: LCDR (Lieutenant Commander
  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: May 22, 1943
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: August 1963
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    November 1945 Fort Schuyler, New York
    Nov 1945 February 1946 Camp Endicott, Rhode Island
    February 1946 Public Works, Great Lakes Naval Hospital, Illinois
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Eugene Elden Burkman
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: July 26, 1924
    Birth Place: Bovey, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: December 15, 1942
    Employer: Arthur Iron Mining Co., Marble, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 160
    Height: 5-11
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Norman F. Burkman

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota - January 21, 1944 - "December 14, 1943. Dear Friends: I'd like to thank you for the swell Christmas gift and card that I received from the Service Club. As you know, we have very little time in which to do any extensive reading, therefore, a magazine of condensed articles such as the Reader's Digest is truly "just the thing". I enjoy my weekly issue of the Bovey Press and I appreciate it very much. Like every other fellow fortunate enough to receive it, I turn first to the back page and "Ann;s Letter". In the short time that I've been in service, I've met quite a few fellows from far and near, but I've yet to find one who can boast a hometown service club any where near as good as Bovey's. Sincerely, Eugene E. Burkman."

    Newspaper article - Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota - June 29, 1945 – "Eugene Burkman, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Burkman, came home last week with his parents, after graduating from the University of Minnesota under the V-12 program, and received his degree as a civil engineer. He reports July 12th in New York City where he expects to spend some time in further training before going into the Seabees. A class of 130 graduated from this course."

    Newspaper article - Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota - Nov 1945 – Eugene Burkman, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Burkman, graduated Thursday, Nov. 8th, from Fort Schuyler, N.Y., from the Engineer Corps and is now an Ensign. He has a 4-day leave, and then will report to Camp Endicott, R.I. where he expects to be stationed from 6 to 10 weeks.

    Newspaper article - Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota - Feb 1946 – Ensign Eugene Burkman arrived home Tuesday evening from Rhode Island and is being transferred to Great Lakes into the Public Works department in the Naval hospital

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Eugene Burkman retired from the Navy in 1963.

    He died in Sacramento, California.

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