The Korean War Veterans Honor Roll
Tony K. Burris
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Date of Death
October 9, 1951
Sergeant First Class Burris was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in Korea on February 12, 1951 and returned to duty on March 29, 1951. When attacking enemy positions at "Heartbreak Ridge" near Mundung-ni, North Korea on October, 8 1951, he singlehandedly charged forward killing 15 enemy soldiers. The next day, he exposed himself to enemy fire so its position could be discovered and destroyed. Although seriously wounded, he attacked, expended his last grenade and fell to the ground.