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Alexander Bradley Burns

Graduating Class of 1920
Served in World War I
Attached photograph of Corporal Burns

Alexander Bradley Burns

149th Field Artillery Regiment
42nd Infantry Division


Downers Grove, IL

Date of Birth


Location of Death

Lunéville, France

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France

More About Corporal Burns

Corporal Burns died in the Chaudfontaine Hospital as a result of shrapnel wounds received two days earlier while repairing a battery telephone line under bombardment. Due to his efforts, communication between neighboring American and French field artilleries was restored after being cut off for more than six hours by enemy action. He was cited for bravery in American and French dispatches dated March 7 and was awarded the Croix de Guerre on March 8, making him the first man of his regiment to win such a distinction.