Private First Class Watson was a member of Company H, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy at combat outpost “Vegas” in North Korea.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 31 October 1933
  • Date of death: 13 July 1953
  • County: Morgan
  • Hometown: Petros
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Naval Unit, Citation, 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: Petros Cemetery, Petros, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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