Private First Class Hickman was a member of the 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy near Taejon, South Korea on July 20, 1950.
Buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 905.
The Chattanooga Daily Times, May 16, 1952
Pfc. Homer (Pete) Hickman of Chattanooga, reported missing in action in Korea since July 20, 1950, has now been officially declared to have been killed in action on that date, his next of kin has been informed. Pfc. Hickman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Hickman, St. Elmo, Route 3.
A letter from the Department of the Army said Pfc. Hickman was reported missing in action when he was last seen defending the town of Taejon, Korea, at 7 a.m. July 20, 1950, while his organization was being attacked by enemy tanks and infantry.
His brothers are Bruce A. Hickman Jr., San Diego, Calif.; Arnold W. Hickman and Felix Hickman, Rossville, and Kenneth Hickman, St. Elmo. His sisters are Mrs. Hershel Rogers, East Lake; Mrs. Alwyn Ketner, Thomson, Ga., and Misses Ann and Linda Hickman, St. Elmo.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 4 December 1929
- Date of death: 20 July 1950
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division
- Conflict: Korean War
- Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, 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: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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