Blanchard Alumni Association

Class of 1947

Tony Kenneth Burris

Tony was born on May 30, 1929 at Blanchard and gave his life for his country, in Korea, on Oct 9, 1951.

Tony enlisted in the Army July 1950. He served in Korea and was killed at Heartbreak Ridge on Oct 9, 1951 as a Sergeant First Class (E7). He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on the battlefield.

  • Parents (m.Apr 27, 1925):
  • Samuel Sydney Burris, Jr. (Mar 6, 1906 - Jul 31, 1973)
  • Mable Agnes Curry (May 1, 1906 - Apr 8, 1991)
  • Siblings:
  • Loretta Florence "Bee" Burris (Wilson) (Nov 8, 1925 - Jun 26, 2015) (c.1943)
  • Wanda Lou Burris (Witt) (Apr 27, 1927 - Jul 8, 2016) (c.1945)
  • Sydney Burnett Burris (Mar 8, 1932 - Jan 13, 2017) (c.1951)
  • Joyce Joan Burris (Thomson) (Mar 30, 1935 - Feb 2, 2014) (c.1953)
  • Karen Jane Burris (McConnell) (Feb 19, 1938 - Extant) (c.1955)
  • Perry Royce Burris (Jan 4, 1945 - Extant) (c.1963)
  • Terry Doyce "T.D." Burris (Jan 4, 1945 - Mar 20, 2018) (c.1963)
  • Cathryn Jennifer Burris (Kniss) (Dec 23, 1945 - Extant) (c.1964)
  • Diana Judy Burris (Simms) (Dec 23, 1945 - Extant) (c.1964)
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    Jack Charles Richey

    Jack was born near Blanchard on Jan 7, 1928 and passed on Oct 25, 2018 in Oregon.

  • Parents (m.Dec 9, 1915):
  • Eugene "Gene" Richey (Apr 26, 1890 - Jul 9, 1969)
  • Grace Ellen Swanson (Richey) (Feb 26, 1897 - Nov 1, 1972)
  • Spouse (m.Jul 3, 1948):
  • Vera Jean Isom (Richey) (Oct 4, 1930 - Extant)
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