Herbert Hoover Burr, a Kansas City house painter, went to Europe in World War II and received the Medal of Honor and several other medals. After Burr's tank was hit, he got in the driver's seat and took out a German 88 mm antitank gun by running it over, and then he led medics to wounded comrades. Jill Toyoshiba jtoyoshiba@kcstar.com
Herbert Hoover Burr, a Kansas City house painter, went to Europe in World War II and received the Medal of Honor and several other medals. After Burr's tank was hit, he got in the driver's seat and took out a German 88 mm antitank gun by running it over, and then he led medics to wounded comrades. Jill Toyoshiba jtoyoshiba@kcstar.com

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October 10, 2016 11:38 AM

Hometown hero: Alone in a burning tank in WWII, Herbert Hoover Burr kept fighting

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