1st Lt. Burl L. Sloan     

Mil# O-1822470

Enlisted: December 1940

1st Platoon Recon-Company 643rd TD BN.








Born: 15 November 1921   Place: Rowley, Iowa

Died: 12 April 1945    Place: Barby, Germany     

Date of Temp Burial: 18 April 1945   at: American Military Cemetery Margraten (Netherlands)

Location: Plot: FF. Row: 11. Grave: 260.


Date of final buriel: 13 May 1949 At: Brandon Cemetery, Brandon, Iowa


Wife: Margaret Sloan (Bullock)    Married:  27 January 1943

Address: Glenview Dairy, Bryan, Texas

Daugther: Margaret Lynn


Father: Will A. Sloan    Mother: Esther N. Sloan

Brothers: Claire, Gerald and William (Billy)   Sisters: Mrs. Russel Shaffer and Shirley


Wife remarried: Margaret Goodman  Date: 27 June 1947





Silver Star   -    Purple Heart



On April 12th 1945 around 1500 hours 1st Platoon of the Recon Company 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion left the hamlet Wespen driving on the secondary road leading east into the city of Barby, just as the Platoon approached almost the outskirts west of Barby three jeeps and two (M8) Armored cars received a heavy burst of fire from out the city outskirts, wounding quite a few men and later proved 5 men were killed, Burl was one of them.

Burl was first Temporary buried at The Netherlands American Military Cemetery at Margraten. In May 1949 Burl's remains were returned home to Brandon and reburied at the Brandon Cemetery in Brandon, Iowa.



Reburial service article May 11, 1948

Info/photos received from;

Colette Harrison


Article The Eagle 19th June, 1945

Picture of Burl as a Pfc. (Picture taken around 1941)