Arthur Truman Waldrop was born in Georgia to William Sweede Waldrop and Carrie McDonald. He was the husband of Mary Grapell Wright and father of Jeffrey Allen Waldrop.
He enlisted in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, on May 27, 1941 for WWII service.
Sergeant First Class Waldrop was a member of the 29th Infantry Regimental Combat Team. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy near Hadong, South Korea on July 27, 1950.
-Service Occupation: Light Weapons Assault Infantryman
-Buried in Knoxville National Cemetery on February 1, 1952 (Section B Site 5925)
-Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Prisoner of War Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal,American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one Bronze Service Star, World War II Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar, Honorable Service Lapel Button-World War II
- Rank: Sergeant First Class
- Date of birth: 14 July 1918
- Date of death: 27 July 1950
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Fountain City
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 29th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division
- Conflict: Korean War
- Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal. See bio for World War II decorations.
- Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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