Daughter of Franklin natives and WWII vets visits Franklin
CAROLYN BURKE BIGLER HEBERT recently visited the Grevemberg House in Franklin during a trip to Louisiana to further her research of her family’s genealogy. Carolyn’s father, Pvt. Harold Matthew Burke, was originally from Franklin and received a Purple Heart and the Infantry Combat medal for injuries sustained during the Battle of the Bulge. After her parents divorced, her mother’s new husband, Tech. Corporal Charles Louis Bigler, also a native of Franklin, adopted Carolyn. Bigler served in the 592nd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment Theater in 1944 in Palm Beach, Oro, New Guinea. More information can be found on both of these Franklin natives by visiting Carolyn’s website at http://moonlightflower.org/WWIIPages.html. She now resides with her husband in Tyler, Texas.