Born 18 September 1931
Corporal Joe Dan Simerly was a member of the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea. Buried at Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery, Hampton, TN.
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of birth: 18 September 1931
- Date of death: 8 September 1950
- County: Carter
- Hometown: Hampton
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry 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: Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery, Hampton, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Top Panel
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