Sergeant First Class Parsons was a member of the 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea.
He is buried at the Crossville, TN City Cemetery.
From The Crossville Chronicle, November 8, 1951:
Sgt. 1C Carson L. Parsons, Jr. was awarded the Bronze Star through Hdq. 3rd Army. His father, Carson L. Parsons, Sr. received the medal at his home in Crossville.
At this time his son was still listed as MIA.
-Submitted by Barbara Parsons, Historian, Cumberland County, TN