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Michael Burik Monument

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In a small square directly across the street from the town hall (mairie) on the northeast side of the D5. The square contains the village Monument aux Morts, a monument to a villager Resistance member, and a monument to American soldier Michael Burik.  The square is surrounded by a parking lot.   Monument Granite stele about one meter high affixed with a plexiglass plaque commemorating Pvt Michael Burik.  The village of Saint-Barthelemey inaugurated the monument at a ceremony on 3 June 2017, which was attended by Jack Port, a fellow soldier in Burik's unit: E Company, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. 

Monument Text:

The plexiglass plaque reads,

In memory of 
Pvt Michael BURIK
Killed in Action August 13, 1944
29 years
Saint-Barthelemy, contre attaque Mortain
Brittany American Cemetery
Plot F   Row 13   Grave 13

Don de l'amite Franco-Americaine
Men of D-Day du Sgt Major Jack Port

Saint-Barthelemy a ses liberateurs

Foundation Michael Burik

Honneur et Memoire pour les Veterans Allies

A la memoire du 117th Inf Rgt, 30th Inf Div

The plaque bears insignia from the 4th Infantry Division and the 12th Infantry Regiment, as well as pictures of the Purple Heart and Silver Star, which Burik was awarded.  

Finally, a photo of Burik's grave at the Brittany American Cemetery in Saint James bears the place of honor at the center top of the plaque.  



Michael Burik

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