Veterans' Memorial Project

John Edward Burroughs

Edwardsville, IL

World War I

College: Engineering

Graduation Year: Attended 1908-1911

Service Branch: Marines

Rank: Sergeant Major

Date of Birth: 02/04/1894

Date of Death: 04/11/1918

Affiliations: Phi Kappa Sigma; Varsity Track and Field

Sgt. Major Burroughs first entered the Army after attending college and later joined the Marines. He earned varsity track and field records in shot put and hammer throw during the 1910-1911 season on campus. He died of influenza at Quantico, Virginia, during a global influenza epidemic. He is buried at Edwardsville, Illinois.

-submitted by James Burroughs, grandson

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