“LDS Scene,” Ensign, Nov. 1987, 111
Major General Donald Burdick was recently appointed director of the Army National Guard, the first Latter-day Saint to hold that office. He will serve at the National Guard Bureau in the Pentagon. Brother Burdick and his wife, Nancy, have four children and are members of the Mt. Vernon Ward, Mt. Vernon Virginia Stake.
Several Latter-day Saints competed in the first U. S. National Senior Olympics recently held in St. Louis, Missouri. Sharon Whitfield of the Gonzales Ward, Baton Rouge Louisiana Stake, won a bronze medal in the 10K race. Evelyn E. Lercher, of the Enumclaw Second Ward, Auburn Washington Stake, won fifth place in the hundred-yard dash and sixth place in the long jump.