Private Stephenson was a member of Company H, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy at combat outpost “Vegas” in North Korea on July 25, 1953.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 March 1935
  • Date of death: 25 July 1953
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Naval Unit Citation, 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: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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