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June 21, 2014
My wife and I met Burton R. Drum on a Cruise ship Called, "Brilliance of the Seas" more than ten years ago. I think it was entirely appropriate that this particular ship had this name. The reason I say this is that this name reflected exactly how and what, I felt about this great Gentleman. Burton was a very experienced Historian, not only about the America's, but World history and could do much better than just hold his own, in any company.
He was A true "Southern Gentleman" and never did I see him be anything else. Every time we communicated by E-Mail he would end his mail by signing off to me, and "The Lovely Mary" as he always called my wife.
I never met any of Burton's Family, but I am convinced that they would abound in the Genes of this Great man and the loving wife he lost, shortly before we met. I will never forget this man, he became a kind of hero to me, by the way he could always remain calm and be a thorough Gentleman, no mater the situation.
The World can not afford to lose too many people, the likes of Burton R. Drum.
June 18, 2014
Burton's wife Rosebud and my Husband Larry White were cousins but honestly they were more like Brother and Sister.
Larry looked up to Burton and was so grateful to him for getting him into his squadron and making him his Radio Man! We visited them many times over the years, when they lived in Perine and Miami.Many times Burton would be out of the Country but it was such fun when he was home. He and Larry would play golfand we would all go out in the evening.Burton was the Brainniest person I ever met.He was so eager to learn,when most of us would read for pleasure. Burton please say hello to Larry for me and put him in your squadron.I will miss you Burton, you are surley ONE OF A KIND! Betty White
June 10, 2014
To Burtons lovely Family, I did not know him well, we had a few visits with him at Mom and Dads home, when he and The Lovely Rose Bud would come to visit.But.. I feel as tho I know him well from all the wonderful stories my Dad told.My Dad, was Rose Buds Cousin, Larry White. He passed away a few years ago and I am sure was waiting with open arms for Burton, oh the stories they are sharing now ! May they rest in Peace.
June 07, 2014
Uncle Burton was such a character, a gentleman and a man who saw the world in such a way most folks cannot even imagine. My fondest childhood memory of him was being taken into his office/library before returning home on one of my family's trips. He put a small black 'rock' in my hand and asked if I could guess what it was. He was surprised that I answered correctly, a piece of a meteorite. But I was more fascinated by his stuffed cobra sitting in the corner of his room, which puzzled Rosebud.
Burton will be missed by many but is surely keeping good company up there amongst the stars.
June 05, 2014
Randy, I've never been escorted around DC with as much enthusiasm as when your Dad drove us around the city. I remember he showed us the house he grew up in and even part of his paper route....and never did we travel the wrong way on the myriad of one-way streets that DC is known for! I especially loved the story of how your Grandfather solved the problem of noisy neighbors. And at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, your Dad was as proud of the Spirit of St. Louis as if he had flown it himself. What a character!

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