Soldier Summary

Brendan A. Burns

Military History

Rank: Lieutenant (Second Lieutenant)

Unit: United States. Army. Engineer Regiment, 310th. Company A.

Medals Awarded
  • Military Cross (M.C.)
  • Order of St. Stanislaus: 3rd class with Swords
  • Silver Star Citation[1]
ResidenceEdgewater, NJ
Residence[2]1919New York, NY
Silver Star Citation[1]1/22/1919Ust padenga (Russia)
Transf. to Camp Upton07/19/1919

[1]Military Times Hall of Valor

[2]Gitzen, Joseph A. papers

Hugh D. McPhail papers, 1918-1957  [View online]

The history of the American expedition fighting the Bolsheviki; campaigning in north Russia 1918-1919

Malcolm K. Whyte papers, 1917-1926

United States. Army. Signal Corps photograph collection

Engineers rosters, National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, MO

Note: Companies D, E, and F of the 310th Engineers were not members of the original Polar Bear Expedition, but they did attend Polar Bear reunions after the war.



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