I had the privilege of being one of Burl's platoon leaders in 3rd Platoon, Delta Company, 3/506th Infantry in Vietnam. He was a dedicated soldier with leadership characteristics which were emulated and respected. With assistance from a fellow platoon member, David Wayne, I was able to email Burl and establish a link to him after 42 years. I called him the next day but was unfortunately unable to speak with him. I send my most sincere condolences and sympathy to Burl's family. I am thankful I was permitted to have known and served with him as we served our country.