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Burl Robert Orth, 74, of Portsmouth, Ohio and Bradenton, Fla, died Monday, September 2, 1996, in Eaton, Ohio.

Born July 6, 1922, in Portsmouth, a son of the late Edward and Mary Lucy Alexander Orth, he was retired from Fisher-Body of Hamilton and a World War II veteran having served in the 82nd Airborne Division and the 38th Infantry Division.

Surviving are a son, Robert E. Orth of Las Vegas, Nev; two daughters, Katherine Louise Orth of Lexington, Ky, and Sherrill Korenick of Hamilton; two brothers, James Orth of Lady Lakes, Fla, and Thomas Orth of Portsmouth; four sisters, Mildred McCall of Butler, Pa, Melba Clapham of Westerville, Ohio, Dora Mae Huffman of Portsmouth and Phyllis A. Sparks of Wheelersburg, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

He also was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the directions of Girton Schmidt and Boucher Funeral Home, 226 West Main St. Eaton. 

(courtesy of Linda Huffman Powell)

Grave marker for Burl R. Orth in the Memorial Burial Park, Wheelersburg, Ohio.

Mr. Orth enlisted in the U.S. Army on October 19, 1942 at Ft. Thomas, Kentucky and volunteered for parachutist duty.  He was sent immediately to Camp Blanding, Florida where the newly activated 508th was forming and he was assigned to F Company.  He completed jump school with the regiment at Fort Benning on 5 March 1943.

On 12 June 1943, Pvt Orth was transferred to the 38th Infantry Division.







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