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Theodore Burton '29

Date of birth: January 13, 1907

Date of death: March 28, 1933

Age: 26

Naval Academy Register

Ted George Burton was admitted to the Naval Academy from Allhambra, California on June 15, 1925 at age 19 years 5 months. He left the Naval Academy on February 10, 1926 during Plebe year.

Lucky Bag

Ted George Burton is listed on the page "Shore Patrol" under this paragraph:

Insomuch as sealegs were not attributes of all of us, there were many delegated to chase the elusive rainbow's gold on terra firma—hereby follows a roster of the permanent shore patrol.

The Howitzer (West Point Yearbook)

From the 1932 Howitzer:


From the Salt Lake Tribune on March 30, 1933:

CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 29 (AP)— Second Lieutenant Theodore G. Burton, attached to the 76th field artillery at Fort Francis E. Warren, died at the post hospital last night from head injuries suffered Monday when his horse stumbled and fell upon him. He had been on duty with the artillery since last August after his graduation from the military academy at West Point.

He is survived by his widow; Mrs. Lucretia Burton; his mother, Mrs. Margaret Burton of Alhambra, Cal.

Born at Alhambra in 1907, Burton enlisted in the photo section of the army and later passed a competitive examination for entrance to West Point.

He was also survived by his son, who passed away in 2008.

Theodore is buried in Wyoming.

Theodore's birthday — January 13, 1907 — is from the 1933 Army Register.

Memorial Hall Error

Though he is listed in the Naval Academy Register as "Ted," his first name is Theodore. His rank is given as Second Lieutenant in the listing of his death in the 1934 Army Register. Memorial Hall has "1LT Ted G. Burton;" the rank given is unlikely given that he was commissioned for less than a year at the time of his death.

Class of 1929

Theodore is one of 29 members of the Class of 1929 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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