Corporal Brock was a member of the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Company A. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy in North Korea.
My grandmother is 93 years old and Dennis is her youngest brother. As her memory is fading I find myself wanting to share what I do know about this brave young man and perhaps might learn something as well. Please feel free to contact me. God bless!
–Submitted by Lisa Bailey
Jefferson County, Standard, December 19, 1951
Cpl Dennis Brooks, son of Mr. White Brooks, Route 2 Straw Plains was killed in action in Korea on Sept. 1, 1951 while serving with the infantry. His body was escorted by the American Legion of Estes Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at the Pleasant Grove Piney Baptist Church.
Before his induction into service on Sept. 6, 1950, Cpl. Brooks was employed at the Royall Manufacturing Co., Knoxville. He went to the Korean front last January. Before he went overseas, he came home for a three weeks furlough.
He was born March 23, 1931. He is survived by his father, four sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Workman, New Market: Mrs. Boyd Parrott, Maryville: Mrs. George Lawrence, Knoxville: Mary Jane Brooks at home: three brothers, Willis, Knoxville, Leroy John, Sevier and Franklin at home.
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of birth: 23 March 1931
- Date of death: 1 September 1951
- County: Jefferson
- Hometown: Strawberry Plains
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd 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
- Burial/Memorial Location: Pleasant Groce Cemetery, Jefferson County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Bottom Panel
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