William Omer Burkett was born on February 21, 1943.
He joined the Armed Forces while in Dillsboro, Indiana, serving in the Air Force. In three years of service, he attained the rank of CAPT/O3. On April 16, 1969, at the age of 26, Burkett perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Bien Hoa.
You can find Burkett honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 27W, Row 93.