Joe Lee Ford
Died 7 March 1951, Korea
15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Division
Corporal Ford was a member of Battery A, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Hoengsong, South Korea on February 13, 1951 and died while a prisoner on March 7, 1951. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.
Corporal Ford was awarded the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
The Crossville Chronicle, March 15, 1951
Mr. and Mrs. Lannie Ford, Route 1, have received word that their son, Pfc. Joe L. Ford is missing in action as of February 13. Pfc. For enlisted in March, 1948; had his basic at Fort Jackson, S.C. He was sent to Korea in July, 1950, where he served with A Battery of the 15th Field Artillery Battalion of the Second Division. His brother, Mitchell, is now on active duty with U.S. Forces in the European Theatre. His sister is Mrs. Emmett Barnwell, who lives on Route 3.
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of birth: 6 August 1930
- Date of death: 7 March 1951
- County: Cumberland
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Division
- Conflict: Korean War
- Awards: Prisoner of War Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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