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August 15, 2013

McAlester general to be inducted into military hall of fame

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McALESTER —

He said Crowder became an All-American quarterback for the University of Oklahoma.  He later was a college football coach.
During his career Burba was awarded the Silver Star for bravery under fire; the Bronze Star Medal; 13 Air Assault Medals The Purple Heart for wounds he nearly didn’t survive, and the Combat Infantry Badge, according to John Grenier of the Oklahoma Military Heritage Foundation.
“His command positions are many and include top command positions such as Commanding General of the Infantry School and Center and Commander in Chief of U.S. Forces Command,” Grenier said.
Meanwhile  Burba Jr. and the other Oklahoma veterans will be inducted during a ceremony Nov. 9 at the Jim Thorpe Museum Events Center, 4040 N Lincoln, in Oklahoma City.
Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

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