John Morrison Birch (May 8, 1918 – August 25, 1945) was an American military intelligence officer and a Baptist Missionary in World War II who was shot by armed supporters of the Communist Party of China. Some politically conservative groups within the United States consider him to be a martyr and the first victim of the Cold War. The John Birch Society, an American conservative organization formed 13 years after his death, is named in his honor. His parents joined the society as life members.
Members who grew up in the 50s and 60s will remember that the John Birch society was considered to be an essential bulwark against Communist aggression and that membership in that organization was respected and encouraged. So it makes sense that the members are ensuring the salvation of the namesake of their beloved political organization.
JOHN M. BIRCH
28 MAY 1918 Landour-Mussoorie, Uttar Pradesh, India
25 AUG 1945
16 JUN 1987 JRIVE
21 AUG 1987 JRIVE
12 JAN 1993 PROVO
14 JAN 1993 PROVO
Sealing to Parents:
07 MAY 1993 PROVO George S. Birch / Ethel Ellis