Private First Class Henry Chester Pruitt was born on October 9, 1927. He enlisted in the United States Army and served with Company D, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He died as a result of a vehicle accident near Naktong Bulge, Changyang, Korea, on September 20, 1950. Pfc. Pruitt was returned to his hometown of Pikeville and was buried at Rigsby Cemetery.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 9 October 1927
  • Date of death: 20 September 1950
  • County: Bledsoe
  • Hometown: Pikeville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 2nd Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Rigsby Cemetery, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Top Panel
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