Private First Class Hunnicutt was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea near Old Baldy and Pork Chop Hill. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.
The Knoxville News-Sentinel, December 27, 1953
Pvt. Matthew Hunnicutt has been missing since the early days of the war. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Matthew and Olive Hunnicutt, 2210 West View Avenue.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 17 November 1930
- Date of death: 15 June 1952
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 45th 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: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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