Darrell Burris             Darrell & Marsha Burris

1965...Graduated from Cairo High School
1965...Started work with the Illinois Department of Transportation, District 9, Carbondale, IL.
1966...Enlisted in the United States Navy. Boot Camp at Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Assigned to MCB-71, The Seabees, Davisville, Rhode Island.
1967...Deployed to Chu Lai, South Viet Nam. (8 months)
1967...Home ported back in Davisville, R.I.
1968...Deployed to Chu Lai, South Viet Nam. (8 months)
1969...Assigned to Antarctic Support Unit, Davisville, R.I. Sept. 1969...Discharged from the Seabees.
1970...Enrolled at Shawnee Jr. College.
1971-72...Enrolled at Southern Illinois University- Carbondale.
1973...Returned to work at the Illinois Department of Transportation.
1986...Graduated from Southern Illinois University with a BS in Business Administration, and a minor in Industrial Technology.
1987...Married Marsha Hirtzel (Effingham High School "69").
1976-86...Registered Basketball Official with the Ill. High School Assoc.
1993...Retired from the U.S. Navy Seabee Reserves with the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
2002...Retired from the Illinois Dept. of Trans.

Marsha and I are currently living about halfway between Carbondale and Carterville and are both enjoying the retired life very much. We enjoy working in the yard, and can be found at all SIU football and basketball games. We attend First Baptist Church in Marion, Il., and try to work in as many trips as possible.