Private Luther Eugene Carr was killed in action in Korea September 13, 1951. He was born September 26, 1933 and had attended Baxter Avenue Church of God and was a student at Rule High School prior to entering the Army.

Luther was survived by his father, Dewey T. Carr, mother, Mrs. Rose Shipley Carr, brothers, Orville, Earl, and Robert Carr, sisters, Mrs. John Ridener, Mrs. Estell Marlock, Mrs. Katherine Crowder, all Knoxille, and Mrs. David Shipley, Florida.

He enlisted in the Army on December 26, 1950 and was sent overseas May 1951. Private Carr was a member of the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

In June 1951, he had been burned by an exploding bomb and spent some time in the hospital. Private Carr had returned to his unit and was killed in action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on September 13, 1951 at Heartbreak Ridge.

Private Carr was repatriated back to the United States and returned to Knoxville over the Southern Railway. Funeral services were held February 17, 1952 and he was buried at the Knoxville National Cemetery with American Legion Post Number 2 in charge of the graveside services.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 26 September 1933
  • Date of death: 13 September 1951
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 23rd 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, 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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