James Edward Altum
Private First Class Altum was a member of the 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy in South Korea.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 23 October 1927
- Date of death: 25 July 1950
- County: Roane
- Hometown: Montgomery
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
- Conflict: Korean War
- Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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