Billy Byrl Norris
Born 5 July 1929

Private First Class Norris was a Light Weapons Infantry Leader with the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea. He is buried at Simerly Creek Cemetery, Carter Co, TN.

The Kingsport Times, 21 August 1953
Hampton GI give Posthumous award
Elizabethton, Tenn. – The father of Billy Burton Norris will get the Silver Star medal for gallantry awarded posthumously to his son who was killed in Korea.
Floyd H. Norris of Hampton will receive the medal today from Lt Col Ernest F. Brockman, professor of military science and tactics at East Tennessee State college here.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 5 July 1929
  • Date of death: 26 May 1953
  • County: Carter
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Silver Star, 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
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Simerly Creek Cemetery, Carter County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Top Panel
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