WWII vet T. Moffat Burriss, from 11/28/03
T. Moffatt Burriss is a native of Anderson, South Carolina. He served as President and Chairman of Burriss Construction Co., a commercial and industrial construction company, from 1950 until 1990. Mr. Burriss served in the SC House of Representatives from January 1977 until September 1991 and during this time served as the Minority Leader for nine years. Mr. Burriss served in the US Army from 1942 until 1945 where he was a member of the 3rd BN., 504th Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division. He also served for 2 ½ years in the European Theater, invasion of Sicily and Italy, liberation of Holland, Battle of the Bulge, Ruhr Pocket, Rhine crossing and advance to Berlin.
Dr. Edgar talks with T. Moffatt Burriss about his experience with the 504th Parachute Infantry regiment in Europe and North Africa. Burriss has collected these dramatic accounts in the memoir Strike and Hold.