Joseph C. Burger
United States Marine Corps officerDied when: 79 years 266 days (956 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Joseph Charles Burger (May 11, 1902 – February 1, 1982) was a decorated United States Marine Corps officer and college athlete.He rose to the rank of lieutenant general and concluded his career as commanding general of the Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic.
Burger was also commanding general of Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island during the Ribbon Creek incident in April 1956.According to author Keith Fleming in The U.S.
Marine Corps in Crisis: Ribbon Creek and Recruit Training, Burger "enjoyed an excellent professional reputation from the very beginning of his Marine Corps service".
As a captain, Burger was stationed in China, and his company won the Breckinridge Trophy for the best Marine unit deployed to that country.