Private First Class Stribling was a member of Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on January 23, 1953. He died in Korea from other causes on March 4, 1954. He was returned to the United States and was buried at Highland Cemetery, Sparta, White County, Tennessee.
Private First Class Stribling’s name is not engraved on the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial.