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
1967...Home ported back in Davisville, R.I.
1968...Deployed to Chu Lai, South Viet Nam. (8
1969...Assigned to Antarctic Support Unit, Davisville,
Sept. 1969...Discharged from the Seabees.
1970...Enrolled at Shawnee Jr. College.
1971-72...Enrolled at Southern Illinois University-
1973...Returned to work at the Illinois Department of
1986...Graduated from Southern Illinois University with
a BS in Business Administration, and a minor in
1987...Married Marsha Hirtzel (Effingham High School
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.