Prior to his tour in Korea, he was a resident of the community of Forbus in Fentress County.

Upchurch was a Light Weapons Infantryman with the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army. He was killed in action in North Korea on April 25, 1951, while engaging the enemy near Yongpyong River.

Private Upchurch was returned home after the war and was buried November 19, 1954, at the U.S. National Cemetery in Knoxville.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 29 July 1926
  • Date of death: 25 April 1951
  • County: Fentress
  • Hometown: Forbus
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th 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: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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