Sergeant Brooks was a Combat Construction Specialist with the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea.
The Chattanooga Times, March 20, 1952
Sgt. Raymond Brooks, son of James Brooks, manager of the Dayton (Tenn.) Boat Dock, and Mrs. Nancy Liclair, was the first young man from Rhea County to be killed in action in Korea. His father received a telegram from the War Department recently stating that Sgt. Brooks was killed Feb. 28, 1952. He had been in Korea approximately seven months. He was a graduate of Crane Technical High School in Chicago.
- Rank: Sergeant
- Date of birth: 8 February 1930
- Date of death: 28 February 1952
- County: Rhea
- Hometown: Dayton
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th 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: Buttram Cemetery, Dayton, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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