Private First Class Hugh Lee Cannon was a member of Battery A, 15th Field Artillery Battalion. On February 13, 1951 he was killed in action while fighting the enemy near Hoengsong, South Korea from a shrapnel wound to his head and gunshot wound to his leg.
The Greeneville Sun, November 1, 1951
The funeral of Pfc. Hugh L. Cannon will be at the United Bretheren Church. The body will arrive in Greeneville accompanied by a military escort on Friday at 11:45 a.m. at The Southern Railway Station.
Young Cannon enlisted in the army on March 6, 1950 at the age of seventeen and landed in Korea in July of that year. He fought through the entire campaign until he was killed in action on February 13, 1951.
Pfc. Cannon was a member of the United Bretheren Sunday School and Church. Suriviors include his mother and father, two sisters, Mrs. Howard Holley of Greeneville and Mrs. Charles Wykle of Kingsport and one nephew, Dewey Holley of Greeneville. Burial will be in the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 6 June 1932
- Date of death: 13 February 1951
- County: Greene
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division
- Conflict: Korean War
- Awards: Purple Heart, 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: Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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