I am rooting for finding a match but his ears do not look like a match to me.....can you tell me how you connect the clippings to a KIA soldier from A/116, or Bedford...?
Also, there is no Floyd A. Burnette (name on the clipping) listed in the 29th ID morning reports-- if he was a KIA on 6 June there would most likely be an entry....there is a Floyd Burnett (sp) listed but he was in D/175th.
There is no 116 connection, or at least none that I've established yet. I was just hoping there would be when I picked it up. I started going through the Bedford KIA's listed in the Gold Star Honor Roll of Virginians in the Second World War book and checking the names against Findagrave looking for photos. Obviously not all of the names had a photo available but of the ones that did, Floyd Burnette looked the closest to the portrait, at least to me. There were a couple of others that looked vaguely similar but Burnette looked the most similar. And to be realistic, the soldier in the portrait might not have even been from Bedford, or KIA. He could have been from Roanoke, Lynchburg, Richmond, Tuscon... I just started with Bedford KIA's since that's where I found it. My plan is to call or ride out to the Bedford museum when they open today and see about an annual, and anything else they might be able to provide to solve this mystery
Edited by RDUNE, 27 November 2019 - 05:17 AM.