Funeral for SFC Riley Burchfield (Korea)

| January 3, 2020

This October, DPAA announced that it had accounted for SFC Riley Burchfield, US Army. SFC Burchfield was lost in North Korea on 26 November 1950.

Per DPAA’s website, SFC Burchfield will be buried next week – on Friday, 10 January – in Cleveland, Ohio. Unfortunately DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location and time for his funeral services or interment.

If any TAH readers have the precise location and time for SFC Burchfield’s funeral services or interment, please post it in comments below. And if any readers are in the area and have the time, here’s an opportunity to give someone lost during the Korean War a proper final send-off.

Category: Blue Skies, We Remember

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    May the road rise to meet him and the wind be always at his back.

  2. 5th/77th FA says:

    We will raise a glass and pay Honors to SFC Riley Burchfield, US Army. May he rest easy at home now.

    Thanks for the update Hondo.

  3. OWB says:

    News 5 Cleveland has an article about SFC Burchfield here: https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/cleveland-metro/army-veteran-who-fought-in-korean-war-died-in-pow-camp-identified-as-cleveland-man

    This article confirms the 10am January 10 time in Cleveland. Perhaps they will have additional info later.

  4. AW1Ed says:

    Welcome home.