Sandi Richards, daughter of WWII veteran Burnie Sutter, accepts the Honorary Life Member Certificate on her father’s behalf from Fred Rogers, Post 178 commander. (Photo by Ed Reed)


American Legion Post 178 awards honorary lifetime membership

Frisco, TX

Post 178 recently awarded an honorary life membership to Frisco resident Burnett L. Sutter, an US Army World War II veteran. Mr. Sutter was a soldier in the ”Tough Hombres,” 90th Division, 358 Regiment, M Company that landed at Utah Beach, Normandy, France, in June 1944. For his military service in France, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor medal in 2018.

Mr. Sutter will reach a birthday milestone when he celebrates his 100th birthday on April 7. To help him celebrate, his family has asked he be sent birthday cards to Mr. Burnie Sutter, 6098 Osage Place, Frisco, TX 75034. Additionally, a drive-by birthday car parade is planned for Saturday, April 10, at 10:30 – 11:15 am at the Saddle Brook Memory Care Community at 9966 Legacy Drive, Frisco, TX 75034.

Mr. Sutter becomes the most senior of the six World War II veterans in the more than 600-member American Legion Post 178. Post 178 is proud to have Mr. Sutter in its ranks!

Burnie Sutter wearing the French Legion of Honor in 2018. (Photo courtesy of the Richards Family)
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