James Bryan Honeycutt, Jr., age 26, was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on May 17, 1951, and returned to duty on June 24, 1951. He was seriously wounded again in North Korea on October 24, 1951, near Chorwon and died of those wounds later that day.
James Honeycutt was a veteran of World War II having entered the Army March 18, 1944, at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. He reentered the Army in January 1951 and left for foreign service on March 18, 1951.
He was the son of James Jennings Bryan Honeycutt and Ada Lee Vermillion Honeycutt. He had four sisters, Mrs. Ray McGinnis, Mrs. Laurence G. Simmons, and Mrs. Burl Price of Oak Ridge and Mrs. Burl Price of Morristown. The family home was on South Jackson Street in Morristown. He was married to Mrs. Willa Anne Honeycutt of Morristown.
Corporal Honeycutt was a member of the 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, serving in Korea.
He was repatriated back to his hometown of Morristown and funeral services were held on March 5, 1952, at Centenary Methodist Church. Members of the Donaldson Air Force Base in Greenville, South Carolina were in charge of the services at Jarnagin Cemetery.
Combat Infantry Badge
Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
World War II Victory Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of birth: 23 July 1925
- Date of death: 24 October 1951
- County: Hamblen
- Hometown: Morristown
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
- Conflict: Word War II, Korean War
- Battles: Location of Battle Zone: Chorwon Area, South Korea
- Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the 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: Jarnigan Cemetery, Morristown, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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