Private First Class Williams was a member of the 11th Marines, First Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea.

The Knoxville Journal, 5 February 1951
Pfc. Edward Allen Williams was killed in action in Korea on Dec. 4, according to a notification from the Defense Department Monday night to his mother, Mrs. Johnnie K. Williams, 813 Liberty Street. He left here with Battery B marine reserves last Sept. 4 and sailed from California Oct. 16. He was reported on Jan. 29 to be missing in action. Williams was 18 and would have been a senior at City High this year, had his unit not been called into action. He sang in the choir of St. Mark’s Methodist Church of which he was a member. He was a native of Dalton, Ga. He is survived by his mother and two sisters, Lynn Williams and Mrs. Otto Cordes of Chattanooga. His father was the late George Williams.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 March 1932
  • Date of death: 4 December 1950
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, 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: Dug Gap Cemetery, Dalton, Whitfield County, GA
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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