George Everett Barnes was the son of Joseph “Joe” Everette Barnes and Margaret Emma Moore. He was the brother of Clarence Oscar Barnes.
Sergeant Barnes was a member of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy in North Korea.
The Knoxville Journal, 8 December 951
Sgt. George E. Barnes, 23, of Townsend, was killed in action Aug. 27, 1951 in Korea. He served with the Ninth Infantry Regiment, Second Division, Company B. Survivors, parents, Joe Barnes and Mrs. Emma Barnes, Townsend; brother, Clarence Barnes, Townsend; grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Moore, Townsend; two uncles, William E. Moore, Bristol; Arthur Moore, Townsend; one aunt, Mrs. Edna Compton
- Rank: Sergeant
- Date of birth: 24 December 1927
- Date of death: 27 August 1951
- County: Sevier
- Hometown: Townsend
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 9th 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, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: Bethel Cemetery, Maryville, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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