Burdick in 1944

Donald W. Burdick, of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101022030900" title="Forks Township" href="/topic/us/pennsylvania/northampton-county-%28pennsylvania%29/easton-%28northampton-pennsylvania%29/forks-township-PLGEO100101022030900.topic">Forks Township</a>, sits for a studio portrait in Carbondale, PA, during a 15-day furlough in May, 1944. Burdick was a pre-med student at the University of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101016020000" title="Scranton" href="/topic/us/pennsylvania/lackawanna-county/scranton-PLGEO100101016020000.topic">Scranton</a> when the Army drafted him during <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST00000110" title="World War II (1939-1945)" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/wars-interventions/world-war-ii-%281939-1945%29-EVHST00000110.topic">World War II</a>. In July 1944, the private first class landed in northern France with a field artillery observation battalion. Five months later, on Dec. 16, his unit was in Luxembourg when the Germans attacked and the Battle of the Bulge began. Today, the 84-year-old Forks Township resident remembers holding out during the siege of Bastogne.
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( Courtesy of Donald W. Burdick / December 10, 2008 )

Donald W. Burdick, of Forks Township, sits for a studio portrait in Carbondale, PA, during a 15-day furlough in May, 1944. Burdick was a pre-med student at the University of Scranton when the Army drafted him during World War II. In July 1944, the private first class landed in northern France with a field artillery observation battalion. Five months later, on Dec. 16, his unit was in Luxembourg when the Germans attacked and the Battle of the Bulge began. Today, the 84-year-old Forks Township resident remembers holding out during the siege of Bastogne.

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