Lee Olin Kerr was born on 9 April 1923 to Rexford R. Kerr and Lattie M. Stallings. He married Mary Alice Eason on 2 August 1943 at Mount Clemens, Macomb, Michigan
Buried at Knoxville National Cemetery, B, 4893

10th Headquarters Corps, Headquarters Company

Corporal Kerr was a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, X Corps. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 26 November 1950
Cpl. Lee O. Kerr, 27-year-old World War II combat veteran and a former Rule High School student, has been killed in action in Korea, his wife was notified here last night. Mrs. Kerr lives with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Hampton, 621 West Scott Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. R.R. Kerr, 1036 Marion Street, are the soldier’s parents. Mrs. Kerr said the telegram said Cpl. Kerr was killed in action Nov. 6. She had earlier received a War Department telegram that he was missing in action. Cpl. Kerr enlisted in the Army for service in World War II. He was discharged, then re-enlisted in 1948. He left California for Korea Aug. 31 and was attached to headquarters of the Tenth Corps when he arrived. The couple have been married four and a half years. They have no children.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 9 April 1923
  • Date of death: 6 November 1950
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 10th Headquarters Corps, Headquarters Company
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantrymans Badge, 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: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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