Hometown hero's name dedicated to Navy living

Dewey R. Burns Jr. of Miller Grove was the posthumous recipient of the Navy Cross and Purple Heart and namesake of a residential building at the Naval Aerospace and Regional Medical Center base in Pensacola, Florida.
Dewey Ray Burns Jr. was killed in action in Quang Ngai Province in South Vietnam on Sept. 13, 1969. A graduate of Miller Grove High School, Burns enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 1967 and was shipped to California in August. A few months later, he married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn (Garmon) Burns on May 25, 1968. “I knew the minute I met him … I knew right then that he was going to be…

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