Jack Alexander Horner is memorialized at Honolulu Memorial in Hawaii.
Corporal Horner was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. He also has a memorial stone in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Dandridge, Jefferson County, TN.
Memorial services for Cpl. Jack A. Horner, Dandridge soldier who was killed on Heartbreak Ridge in Korea, will ben conducted at Shady Grove Methodist Church. An overseas buddy of Cpl. Horner, Dwight Dockery, who is studying for the ministry is in charge of the service. Cpl. Horner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Horner, route 3, Dandrige, volunteered for the Army in December, 1950,when he was only 17. He received basic training at Camp Breckenridge, Ky., and Fort Belvoir, Va., before sent to Japan and later to Korea. He attended Maury High School at Dandridge. He was missing in action for two years before being officially decleared dead.
Besides his parents, Cpl. Horner leaves a brother, Calvin Horner of Knoxville, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ruth Nichols and Mrs. Dee S. Jones, Fountain City.
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of birth: 3 November 1933
- Date of death: 19 September 1951
- County: Jefferson
- Hometown: Dandridge
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 2nd Infantry Division
- Theater: North Korea
- 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: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Bottom Panel
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