2Lt Allen G Burrows Name : Allen G Burrows
Rank : Second Lieutenant
Regiment : 333rd Infantry Regiment
Division : 84th Infantry Division
Entered Service from : New York
Date of Birth : 18 October 1921
Date of Death : 6 January 1945
Place of Death : Belgium
In Henri-Chapelle : Plot H, Row 4, Grave 8
Awards : Purple Heart

Allen Burrows' Story ...

Allen Burrows was born in Port Arthur, Ont. Allen was raised together with his sister Dorothy. He spent the larger part of his life in Le Roy New York, where he met friends like Jack Luttrell and Gerry Platt. Jack contributed to this website with the story of Allen and of his close friend Gerry Platt who found his final resting place at Margraten.

     

Gerry Platt and Allen Burrows, friends from Le Roy

Allen was a graduate of Le Roy High School. Rising through non-commissioned grades, he was a Staff Sergeant in and infantry unit in Camp Shelby, when selected for officer's school. He entered the service with a Selective Service contingent on November 20, 1943.



Le Roy Theatre on Main Street

Allen was commissioned in September 1944 upon graduating from officer candidate course at the Infantry School of Fort Benning, GA. After receiving his commission he spent a brief leave at his home in Le Roy. After his leave he returned to Fort Jackson, SC.



Post Headquarters at Fort Jackson, SC

Allen was killed on January 6, 1945 when his unit was trying to regain lost ground on the Germans. At the moment we don't know where this action was carried out. If you have any information that will help us to tell the complete story please contact us.



Infantry marching through snow Belgium ...

These days Allen Burrows rests in the beautiful American Military Cemetery at Henri-Chapelle ... He is remembered and honored by his friend Jack Luttrell, by every visitor of the Henri-Chapelle cemetery and by everyone who visits the In-Honored- Glory website.



2Lt Allen Burrows' final resting place
Special thanks to Allen's friend Jack Luttrell
www.In-Honored-Glory.info
published May 26, 2006