In memory of
Wayne Allan Burnett Sr.
Wayne was born on June 14, 1937 and passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
Wayne was a resident of San Bernardino, California at the time of his passing.
He graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1955 and enrolled at Fort Scott Community College FSCC in the fall of that same year After attending FSCC for two years Wayne transferred to Pittsburgh State University PSU where he achieved one of his greatest accomplishments by winning the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics NAIA Championship bowl in 1957 as a player on the Pittsburgh State Gorillas football team. In 1960 Wayne graduated from PSU with a bachelorâs degree.
In 1960 Wayne joined the U.S. Armyâs 101st Airborne Division the Screaming Eagles as a paratrooper. One of his proudest moments as a Screaming Eagle was having the opportunity to jump with General W.C. Westmoreland who most notably commanded the U.S. forces during the Vietnam War.
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