US Marine Lance Corporal Paul Michael Burchard, born June of 1983, in Park Ridge, Illinois, beloved son of Robert and Diane Burchard; beloved husband of Rebecca.
He joined the US Marine Corps at 18 and fought in the Iraq War as an Infantryman. He was going to school to become an aircraft mechanic. He was a member of the Leatherneck Motorcycle Club.
Paul is survived by his sister Sara Leibfritz, nephew Sean Burchard, grandfather George Burchard, and his dogs Harley and Dyna.
LCpl Paul Michael Burchard lost his battle with PTSD, December 21 , 2011, in Mesa, Arizona. He was 28 years old.