West Smoky Legion #244

Robert & Mary Burrows had Seven Sons Serving in WWII

On a crisp winter day in January, I spent a very enjoyable afternoon with Helen (Burrows) Horrigan. I had just read an archived article in the December 2, 1943 issue of the Herald Tribune where Robert Burrows (Helen’s father) stated he had six sons and one step-son in the military. Not only was it very interesting to hear about the military tradition of this family, but the entire “family story” in itself was a fascinating one.