Corporal Donald Roy Rader was a member of the 16th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squad, U.S. Army. While driving a truck, he lost control, and it plunged over an embankment. He was taken to the 21st Evacuation Hospital where he died on July 4, 1952.

From The Knoxville Journal, September 12, 1952:
Rader, Cpl. Donald Roy, age 20, of 1406 Brookside Ave., husband of Hazel White Rader, was killed in Korea, July 4, 1952. He was a member of Beaumont Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Hazel Rader, mother, Mrs. J.O. Rader; daughter, Donald Sue Rader; three half sisters, Mrs. Henry Guffie, Mrs. Reo Gose, Mrs. Glen Walker; brother, Gene Rader; four half brothers, William Rader, George Rader; William and Carl Teffetteller. The body will arive in Knoxville from overseas Saturday 1:35 p.m. and will be removed to the home Saturday night. Funeral services 3 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 1952, at Beaumont Baptist Church Rev. Gilbert Van Hoozier and Rev. Cleo Watts officiating. Interment New Gray Cemetery. Pallbearers: Luell Smith, Frank Easterday, John Ray Hartley, Claude Flemming, Wayne Fielden, Claude Sharp. The American Legion Post No. 2 will render military honors at the grave. Roberts Mortuary in charge.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 17 May 1932
  • Date of death: 4 July 1952
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 6th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Burial/Memorial Location: New Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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