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Name Burleigh, Raymond
Othernames De Reaux, Fred
Born 08/14/1905
Birthplace Lincoln, Nebraska
Titles & honors "Youngest Yank" to serve in the A.E.F. during World War I.
Father Burleigh, James Rensalear, 1873-1944
Mother Burleigh, Dora (Tunberg), 1881-1946
Notes "Youngest Yank" to serve in the A.E.F. during World War I. He enlisted when he was 11 years old.
Spouse Burleigh, Corinne (Buffum)

Associated Records

Image of RG0836.AM - RG0836 Burleigh, Raymond

RG0836.AM - RG0836 Burleigh, Raymond

This collection consists of 1920 and 1921 clippings from Omaha, Nebraska, newspapers relating to Raymond Burleigh, who was said to be the "Youngest Yank" in the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. The articles include pictures of Burleigh; his wife, Corrine Buffum Burleigh; and Miroslav Marek, the "youngest veteran of all the armies of the World War." There is also a brief family history and a letter Burleigh wrote under his alias, Fred De Reaux, December 14, 1918, to his mother Mrs. James R. Burleigh, while he was in France.