Retired Army Col. Thomas Dominick Burke Jr., 60, a combat veteran of the Korean conflict who retired in 1973 as deputy post commande of Fort Meade, died Sunday at the Bethesda Naval Hospital following surgery for ulcers. He had lived in Annandale for the past seven years.
Col. Burke, who was born in Philadelphia and attended LaSalle College there, entered the Army as a private in 1943. He was commissioned a year later and served in this country during World War Ii. He later spent three years in Japan.
During the Korean conflict, he went into combat. After his return to this country, he graduated from Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., spent four years in Hawaii and, in 1963, was assigned to the office of the assistant chief of staff for intelligence in Washington.
In 1971, after another year in Korea and three years in Germany, Col. Burke was ordered to Fort Meade. He became deputy post commander a year later.
His decorations included three Legions of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.
He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Master, and a daughter, Karen Victoria, both of Annandale; a son, Kenneth Michael, of Arlington, and a sister, Christine, of Philadelphia.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Army Emergency Relief in Alexandria.