Robert Russell Heaton was the brother of Pinkney A. Heaton, Pickens.
He was serving with the 24th Infantry Division on Kyushu, Japan in December 1949.
Sergeant Heaton was a member of Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Engineer Combat Battalion, 24th Infantry Division. He was killed while fighting the enemy in South Korea. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.
- Rank: Sergeant
- Date of birth: 9 September 1925
- Date of death: 11 August 1950
- County: Loudon
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 3rd Engineer Combat Battalion, 24th Infantry Division
- Conflict: Korean War
- Awards: Purple Heart, Bronze Star, 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, Hawaii
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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