Star Ledger, May May 27, 2016 Combat-related deaths go on long after wars end By Mark Di Ionno
There is no bronze nameplate for Michael Patrick Burke on Ocean County's monument to the 13 men who died in Iraq or Afghanistan.
He is not listed with Army Spc. Christopher Duffy, 26, of Brick, the first casualty, or Marine Cpl. Christopher Monahan, 25, of Ocean Gate, the last, or the 11 men in between. The men on the memorial died between 2004 to 2012, and include Marine Maj. James Weis, 37, and Navy Seal Denis Miranda, 24, both of Toms River.
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