Born 12 September 1921
Buried Shanks Cemetery, Surgoinsville, TN

Sergeant First Class was a member of the 6th Medium Tank Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. He was seriously wounded while fighting the enemy in South Korea on May 1, 1951, and died of those wounds the following day.

  • Rank: Sergeant First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 12 September 1921
  • Date of death: 2 May 1951
  • County: Hawkins
  • Hometown: Surgoinsville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 6th Medium Tank Battalion, 1st Cavalry 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: Shanks Cemetery, Surgoinsville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Bottom Panel
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