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Obituaries > BURLEIGH, PHILIP T.

The second of two sons of Richard C. Burleigh, Sr., of West Nyack, and Mrs. Alice Miller of LeRoy, Ill., Platoon Sergeant Philip T. Burleigh, 19, has been killed in action according to word received by the father.

Sgt. Burleigh, who has been in every action since Bougainville in the South Pacific, was killed in the siege of Okinawa on May 20 [1945] according to the report of the War Department. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in February, 1943, at the age of 17 and has been overseas for almost two years.

His younger brother, Pfc. Richard C. Burleigh, who enlisted in the Army on April 15, 1943, at the age of 16, was killed in action on the Anzio beachhead on Jan. 28, 1944, after having served overseas for six months.

The father of the soldiers recently returned from a series of operations at a New York hospital necessitated by an accident some years ago when he lost the sight of both eyes.