Ross M. Walker was the son of Leonard Turner Walker and Bertha Mae Bryson.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service Number 25318050
Killed in Action January 9, 1952 in Korea
Pfc. Ross Walker, 19, was killed in Korea, his parents, Rev. and Mrs. Leonard Walker, have been informed. Private Walker went to Korea Sept. 20, 1951.
He first enlisted in the National Guard at Etowah. Then he served in the infantry at Fort Devens, Mass., and Pine Camp, NY.
Ross was the youngest child of the family. Besides his parents, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Deyton of Greenville, SC, and Mrs. Earl Hooper of Tellico Plains, three brothers, Woodrow of Franklin, NC, L. T. of Detroit, Mich, and J.C. of Blackville, SC, two grandmothers, Mrs. Viola Walker of Gastonia, SC and Mrs. Nell Lee of Tellico Plains.
Private First Class Walker was a Browning Automatic Rifleman with the 3rd Platoon, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action by a sniper while on patrol near Heartbreak Ridge, North Korea on January 9, 1952.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 15 October 1932
- Date of death: 9 January 1952
- County: Monroe
- Hometown: Tellico Plains
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th 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: Unicoi Cemetery, Tellico Plains, Monroe County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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