James Henry Hyde was the son of Walter and Tina Hyde. James was born on March 21, 1918 and was part of a large family. The Hyde family was from Jefferson County, Tennessee and moved to the community of Tranquility near Athens, Tennessee about 1944.
Mr and Mrs. Hyde had already experienced great loss during World War II when their son, Tec4 Arnold J. Hyde, was killed in France on January 7, 1945.
James Hyde was also a veteran of World War II having enlisted in 1939. He served with Service Company, 15th Infantry Regiment , 7th Infantry Division. On December 30, 1951, while serving in Korea, he died of burns received when his tent caught fire as he slept near Yonchen, North Korea.
In addition to his parents, he was survived by his wife, Helen Hyde, 3-year-old daughter, Madoline Carol Hyde, four brothers, Taylor, W.K., Cecil, and Charlie Hyde.
Sergeant Hyde was repatriated to his hometown of McMinn county and was laid to rest in Pond Hill Cemetery, Niota, Tennessee.
Sergeant Hyde was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean War Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal