Jimmy Allen Marcum served with A Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
Length of Service: 1 Year
His tour began on September 25, 1965
Service Occupation: Light Weapons Infantry
Died at the age of 23 in South Vietnam
Cause of Death: Hostile, Ground Casualty, Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Jimmy Marcum was born on June 19, 1942 in Concord, Knox County, Tennessee the son of John Canada Marcum and Clara Bell Jackson. He graduated from Karns High School in Knoxville in 1960. Jimmy was drafted into the United States Army in March 1964. He reported to Vietnam in September 1965 and was killed in action on February 4, 1966. His body was returned to the United States and burial was in Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.