Jerome Junior Brooks
Private First Class Brooks was a medic with the 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was killed in action while tending his wounded comrades in North Korea.
The LaFollette Press, July 26, 1951
Word has been received of the death of Pfc. Jerome J. Brooks, son of Mr. Harley L. Brooks and Mrs. Susie Brooks. Private Brooks was killed in action in Korea, and is the first casualty reported from Wooldridge. Besides his father and mother, he is survived by three sister, Shirley, Lucille and Mrs. Earl Anthony and a younger brother, Donald Brooks, also his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Taylor of Wooldridge and his paternal grandmother in North Carolina.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 13 January 1932
- Date of death: 10 June 1951
- County: Campbell
- Hometown: Wooldridge
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division
- Conflict: Korean War
- Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Medical Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: Douglass Cemetery, Oswego, Campbell County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Top Panel
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