Capt. Alexander "Alex" M. Burgin    


Mil# O-409923

HQ-Company 643rd TD BN (Battalion S4) 








Born: 25 December 1919     Place: Cusseta, GA

Died: 7 May 2000      Place: Buena Vista, GA

Buriel Place:



Wife: Mary (Clark)     Married: 17 December 1940

Children: Linda (Callaway)


Father: Joe Burgin   Mother: Jessie Burgin (Carter)






Bronze Star

European African Middle Eastern Service Medal

Battle Stars"Ardennes-Rhineland-Central Europe"







E-mails received from  Robert Lee (Grand-Son)




My Grandfathers both served in the 643 TD Battalion in WW2. I survive both of them and I am the youngest Robert in my family, at age 41 I am now "Robbie".


I started a search on my Grandfather's unit today because I am travelling to Aachen for business soon and I thought it would be cool to maybe see some of the places where the unit fought. 


I have pictures of my Grandfathers and many interesting stories, not the least of which is their meeting in WW2 and how I and my siblings came to be. Years after WW2 Grandfather Lee's son Robert M. Lee Jr was going through OCS at Ft. Benning GA on his way to the Vietnam war. Grandfather Lee called my Grandfather Burgin who lived nearby and told him to invite his son over for a meal. He of course did and this is where my father met my mother, at a Sunday meal on leave as a young officer in I believe around 1967.




Capt. Burgin in his Jeep