Burness C. Jordan’s Photos

BURNESS JORDAN
CHARLIE & BAKER COMPANIES
1944 – 1946

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Burness “Bernie” Jordan was twenty-six, married, and a father when a draft notice plucked him from his home and work in North Carolina and sent him into the Marine Corps. He fought, and was wounded in, the battle of Iwo Jima with C/1/24th Marines. After his convalescence and return to duty, he picked up some pointers in military haircutting from his buddy, Bennie Peak, and was transferred to B/1/24 as their company barber.

Jordan served out the rest of the war with Baker Company, and finished his service obligation with the 9th Military Police Battalion. After his discharge, he returned to North Carolina, where he worked and raised his family until his death in 1979.

All photos are courtesy of Darrell Jordan.