Menasha's Isle of Valor: 1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr

© Photographed May 5, 2017
Dedicated September 2007
Menasha's Isle of Valor
Menasha, Winnebago County, Wisconsin
44°11'56.7"N 88°26'27.0"W
44.199084, -88.440824
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1st SERGEANT
ELMER J. BURR

1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr was fatally wounded
December 24, 1942 on the island of New Guinea.
Burr covered an enemy grenade with his body to
save his commanding offider and others.
He died December 25 Christmas Day 1942.

The memorial is located at Menasha's Isle of Valor, accessible from westbound Keys Street, between Cleveland Street (to the west) and Park Street (to the east), directly behind the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building (now home to the Menasha Historical Society), at or near 640 Keys Street, Menasha, Wisconsin 54952.

Congressional Medal of Honor Society: Elmer J. Burr 

Medal of Honor Recipients from the 32nd "Red Arrow" Infantry Division





The memorial is on the right.


Isle of Valor is located behind

Follow the signs . . .

 The pathway to Isle of Valor,
on the east side of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building.

The bridge crossing over the Menasha Channel to Isle of Valor.


The memorial is located at Isle of Valor in Menasha, Wisconsin.

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