Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”
In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on Aug 4, 2021. MAJ Burl (Buck) Leon Eure Jr. (Ret), age 75, who had served as a member of the MS Army National HQ STARC and a NGB tour officer has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.
Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:
February 16, 1946 – August 4, 2021
Biloxi, Mississippi – Major Burl Leon Eure, Jr., 75, of Biloxi, Mississippi, suddenly left us to be with the Lord on August 4th, 2021. Buck was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi to Burl Leon and Helen Eure. He grew up in Pascagoula, played football for Pascagoula High School, and graduated in 1964. After attending Perkinston Junior College, he joined the Mississippi National Guard, and in 1986 helped organize the first statewide National Guard military recruiting exposé in Mississippi. For this he received an Army Commendation Medal and was transferred to Washington, D.C. to work for the National Guard Recruitment Office. He worked his way up to Major and served for 30 years. Buck lived the rest of his life spreading the word of God all over America and the world including Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Honduras and Mexico. Through his ministry he touched countless lives. He was a proud member of the Christian Motorcycle Association, and he rode, drove and RV’d all over this country he loved. He could not go anywhere without seeing someone that he knew, and if you talked to him long enough you would find a connection somewhere. He truly never met a stranger. Buck is survived by his brother Johnny Eure, his daughters Karisa Mullinax and Kim Widdig, his son Mark Neel, his stepson Rusty Day, 9 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Buck will be laid to rest with full military honors at Biloxi National Cemetery, March 14, 2022 at 2:30 pm with a graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Christian Motorcycle Association. “Trust in God with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path” Proverbs 3:5-6
BIRTH, 16 Feb 1946, Pascagoula, Jackson County, Mississippi, USA
DEATH, 4 Aug 2021 (aged 75), Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
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