Peter Haskell Burks

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Dallas, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Peter joined the Army in 2006. He earned the Leadership Award in boot camp and was the president of his class in OCS. He was invited to Ranger School and then later deployed to Iraq with 4/2 Stryker Cavalry Regiment. He was killed in action in 2007 in Baghdad.

Burks had a great sense of humor, was competitive and also honest. He had an interest in world history and conflict. He was both physically and mentally strong.

Peter died doing what he wanted to be doing. He loved and was loved, he had no regrets.

Age: 26

Date of Death: November 14, 2007

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