Veterans' Memorial Project
John Edward Burroughs
World War I
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, grandsonSubmit additional information or comments