Private James Johnie Kirkland was a member of the 13th Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 23 August 1928
- Date of death: 16 July 1951
- County: McMinn
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 24th Infantry Division, 13th Field Artillery Battalion
- 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: Coghill Baptist Church Cemetery, Etowah, McMinn County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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