Vietnam SSgt. battling lung cancer

This page is for my Dad, Paul Burkey.  My Dad bravely served in combat with Charlie 2-506 from November of 1969 through October of 1970 as a squad leader, platoon sergeant, and acting platoon leader.   He received three Bronze Stars with “V” device during his time with the 506th, while performing duties as acting platoon leader for five months.  After his time in the Army, my Dad owned his own auto body shop for 25 years.  He is a member of the Ripcord Association and an extremely active member of his local VFW Post.  He served for many years as Vice Commander of the Post prior to his election in 2004 as the Commander of the Post.  
My Dad, Paul Burkey, is featured in the book; RIPCORD Screaming Eagles Under Siege, Vietnam 1970, by Keith W. Nolan.  This book vividly depicts the events in battle while my Dad was Staff Sergeant for the US Army.  It also details how he courageously earned his Bronze Stars. I encourage anyone to read this book, not only to read about my Dad, but the others who so bravely fought for their country.
We have recently found out that he now has stage III lung cancer.  This page is to set up to help with medical costs throughout my parents journey and to encourage lots of prayers for my Dad, in hopes that he can win his battle with cancer.  In my eyes, my Dad is a hero, who fought aggressively and without hesitation for his country.  My hope is that he can now use that same determination and strength to beat this disease.
Thank you to everyone who is taking the time to read about my Dad and thank you so much to everyone who makes a donation to help my parents.  They mean so much to me and I am truly thankful for your generosity.

Donations

  • Vaughn BAYER 
    • $100 
    • 34 mos
  • Frank Bort 
    • $150 
    • 50 mos
  • Richelle & Frank McMichael 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
  • Becky Kimble 
    • $30 
    • 51 mos
  • Melissa Bakich 
    • $100 
    • 51 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Heather Burkey Cozart 
Organizer
Youngstown, OH
Patricia Burkey 
Beneficiary
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