Ronald A. Burdo

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Ronald Allen Burdo was born on July 24, 1920 in Cheboygan, Michigan and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on September 20, 1940, aged 20.

He was killed in action, aged 22, on August 7, 1942 at Gavutu, Solomon Islands, during the Battle of Guadalcanal.


In 1944, the high speed transport USS Burdo (APD-133) was named in his honor.

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.